• The Angels' Share (2013)

The Angels' Share

Release Date: April 12th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 13th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Robbie barely avoids jail and, after visiting a whisky distillery, he is inspired to find a way out of his hopeless life.

Cast: John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, William Ruane, Roger Allam, Paul Brannigan, Jasmin Riggins, Siobhan Reilly, David Goodall

Director: Ken Loach

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Sixteen Films, Wild Bunch, Les Films du Fleuve, British Film Institute, Urania Pictures S.r.l., Why Not Productions, Entertainment One

Keywords: Amusing, Judge, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    The prolific 76-year-old British creator of character-rich, social dramas steeped in natural realism (usually) has whiffed it and whiffed it hard with this one. It’s not that it’s just “lesser Loach.” It is, in my opinion at least, humiliating. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Ken Loach better watch out. From the start of his illustrious career his name has been synonymous with left-wing politics expressed in remarkably fine, consistently serious social-realist dramas, most of them set in England or Scotland. Now he has gone and directed a comedy from a script by his longtime collaborator Paul Laverty, and it's so delightful that his fans will be clamoring for more. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A few clumsy touches do not seriously diminish the charm of a film that is ultimately a heart-warming celebration of kindness, friendship and forgiveness. Like a fine whisky, the angry old man of British social realism seems to be mellowing with age. It suits him. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com