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The Angels' Share

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Robbie barely avoids jail and, after visiting a whisky distillery, he is inspired to find a way out of his hopeless life. Little does he imagine how turning to drink might change their lives, not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world.
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Film Comment Magazine
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November 04, 2013

With this shaggy-dog tale of four petty Glaswegian criminals and their improbably successful scheme to steal the world's most valuable whiskey, Loach turns naïveté into a sort of moral philosophy.
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Eye for Film
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January 01, 2014

The film is cocktail of comedy and heist with a large shot of social realism.
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Globe and Mail
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May 17, 2013

The result is a sometimes gritty, occasionally charming Highland hybrid, but the final balance feels slightly off-kilter.
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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August 17, 2013

...a low key and rather marvelous, sweet-natured heist movie
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Toronto Star
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May 16, 2013

Loach takes us through the mysteries of whisky making, exploring the subtle tastes and scents in ways that will have audiences wishing they had a dram at hand. But a glass also serves more symbolic purposes ...
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Philadelphia Weekly

April 28, 2015

Probably the first Ken Loach film you could call 'jaunty.'
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Orange County Register
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March 03, 2014

Modest in scale, expansive in emotions, this movie is a rarity: a contemporary tragicomedy.
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NOW Toronto

January 01, 2014

Slipping back and forth between drama and comedy, The Angels' Share initially seems shaggy and unstructured, but that's part of its appeal.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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May 09, 2013

If you want to look for it, you'll find a layer of metaphor (the distilling process as a symbol of the characters' evolution) and social-realist commentary amid the gentle, life-affirming laughs.
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Canada.com
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January 01, 2014

Mingling the peaty scent of Scottish street life with a distilled take on unemployed, at-risk youth, director Ken Loach serves up a surprisingly upbeat cocktail thanks to a subplot involving rare whisky.
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Washington Post
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January 01, 2014

Despite its ultimate sense of optimism, the Glasgow-set dramedy nevertheless carries a sense of foreboding. And yet, that might not have been the intention.
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Chicago Reader
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May 03, 2013

[Ken Loach] and his longtime screenwriter, Paul Laverty, find a good balance between drama and wacky character moments.
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