The Angels' Share (2012)

R   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Drama


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Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.


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  • Ken Loach at an event for The Angels' Share (2012)
  • Siobhan Reilly and Jasmin Riggins at an event for The Angels' Share (2012)
  • Ken Loach at an event for The Angels' Share (2012)

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30 May 2012 | alangsco
7
| A Film with Heart.
My main conclusion after watching The Angel's Share is that I haven't seen enough Ken Loach films.

Obviously I was interested to see The Angel's Share given the Scottish setting and the little bit of hype that the film has received here through its appearance at the Cannes Film Festival. I wasn't disappointed by any aspect of the movie and would recommend it to anyone.

The characters are real and the acting is hard to fault. The film strikes a great balance between highlighting the mistakes the main character, Robbie, made in the past and not being overly sympathetic, and at the same time recognising that he deserves a chance to build a better future and put it all behind him. The inclusion of the scene where Robbie is confronted by one of his former victims and the victim's family was inspired.

All of the performances given are believable, but i'd reserve a special mention for John Henshaw, who plays Harry. There's an almost intangible sadness to the character where you know he's also trying to make up for earlier mistakes in his life, although the film never goes into details. Very understated and poignant in parts.

Above all, this is a film with heart and has something for everyone.

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Release Date:

1 June 2012

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, France, Belgium, Italy

Filming Locations

Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,837 14 April 2013

Gross USA:

$346,669

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,090,471

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