Reviews: The Angels' Share (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Godibile e leggero, rappresenta nel concorso di quest’anno una piacevole eccezione, che avra’ certamente successo anche in sala, nonostante non ci siano attori noti, ma stupendi caratteristi e volti strappati alla strada.
  • Chris Barsanti @ Film Journal International
    • Excerpt: …has charm aplenty, but suffers from occasional portions of cheese and a hard-to-swallow premise (whisky-tasting as gateway to a better life).
  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: The Angels’ Share, at its halfway point, is shaping up to be an inspiring, political tale of a young man living a blighted life in a blighted neighborhood finding the confidence to assert himself and his place in the same world as the moneyed. Where it winds up, though, is as a slight and predictable heartwarmer presented in far too neat a package for Loach’s sensibilities.
  • Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor
  • [New – 8/22] | Samuel Castro @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Sin perder sus principios de siempre, Ken Loach nos cuenta una fábula contemporánea e inglesa con final feliz
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Loach films have been funny while making their point before (see “Riff Raff”), but this one is imbued with a little bit of magic (one late scene comically invokes the Sword in the Stone). Those offended by four letter words should be warned that even the voice of God slings a heavy dose of them here.
  • Rich Cline @ Shadows on the Wall
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Sweet-natured and high-spirited, it’s a fanciful fable with a wee dash of magical realism.
  • Dan Lybarger @
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

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