Ken Loach directs Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw and Roger Allam in this gritty comedy about four Glaswegian parolees who get into single malt whisky via their community service supervisor… a heist ensues.
Far gentler than nearly all of Loach’s dramas – this is a pleasant, if not earth moving watch. There are still spikes of grim poverty; the lead is trying to escape a generational cycle of revenge violence, he struggles to face up to his own criminally aggressive past. In the main though this is more akin to a grubbier Ealing Comedy or a late 90s lottery funded Brit Flick like Purely Belter.
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