The Angel’s Share (2012)

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.

6

My Top 10 Scottish Movies

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