The Angels' Share Synopsis
Robbie barely avoids jail, then he is inspired to find a way out of his hopeless life.
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New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
At age 76, Loach also decided to offer his characters, and audience, some hope — at the bottom of a glass.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

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Loach's realism always carries a distinct sense of humor, volatility and, most alarmingly in this hypercapitalist new century, a socialist...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Brannigan is terrific as Robbie, and the entire supporting cast is superb.
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80

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
Ken Loach's latest collaboration with screenwriter Paul Laverty is warm, funny and good-natured. It's a freewheeling social-realist caper –...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The setting and themes are pure Loach, and he’s handled comic scenarios with skill before. But he and his longtime screenwriter, Paul...
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75

NPR

By Ella Taylor
Leaving this improbably feel-good movie, you'll wish Robbie all the luck in the world, and the mentors to go with it.
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75

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Our advice: Forgive any conflicting elements and just drink them right down. They might be a peculiar blend, but they’re well crafted, just...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
At its heart, this is a compassionate character study. Robbie’s tenderness toward his son and his remorse for a street fight are the raw...
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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...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ken Loach better watch out. From the start of his illustrious career his name has been synonymous with left-wing politics expressed in...
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Angels' Share

By phorn32620
Reluctantly accompanied a relative who wanted to see Angels' Share. Ok, did not want to go, but went hoping it would be a short one. Bottom line was that I really enjoyed the movie and would to see...

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Rated NR
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Good-hearted characters turn to crime in raw UK comedy.
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