Directed by Ken Loach and released in it’s home country of the United Kingdom in 2012.
Another terrific film from the master of the kitchen sink, Ken Loach. Like all of Loach’s films, Angels’ Share takes a look at the judicial system and how the mistreatment of criminals effects their lives. In the case of Robbie, our protagonist, the poor decision by the courts – coupled with his girlfriend and their newborn baby – has a profound effect on his life as he begins to put his juvenile past behind him… that is until his community service oficer instills a newfound interest in whiskey. These events lead up to a pivotal heist scene that plays out like something from the French new wave with a hint of British.
Loach’s direction has definitely adapted with the times but his adaptation of long-time collaborator Paul Laverty’s screenplay is as poignant as it always is when the two collaborate. Undeniably better than last year’s Route Irish – which was a very rare look into the Iraq war – and definitely worth the watch.