The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share
  • 2012
  • UK / France
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Roger Allam, John Henshaw, Daniel Portman
  • UK release: 1 June 2012

A young father who has served a prison sentence struggles to rebuild his life, until he discovers an instinct for whisky tasting and, in an improbable wish fulfilling frolic, turns this to his financial advantage. But master of state-of-the nation urban grit Loach is straining so hard to be accessible and populist here that the whole experience feels forced and condescending.

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The Angels' Share

23 May 20122 stars

Loach and Laverty's latest suffers from attempts to attract all-comers

Here persists the noble quest of Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty to create accessible, populist films about the lives of the UK’s so-called underclass. Unfortunately, The Angels’ Share is straining so hard to be accessible and populist that it…

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