The Angels’ Share
Directed by Ken Loach
Cornerhouse, 2 June 2012
Why is Ken Loach elbowing in on Richard Curtis’s insipid territory?
However kindly you may be inclined to view the film, that’s what’s happening here: it’s sentimental, morally bankrupt dross.
Yes, there’s some social realism, but it’s essentially a feel-good fairytale, all about a scallywag with an olfactory talent for identifying whiskeys. He learns that to get a dream job, you must steal and deceive.
To some, it will be entertaining and humorous enough. My drift is simply that you expect more from Loach, more anyway than a caper flick with dubious ethics.
A low point, I’m afraid. Let’s hope Loach bucks up his ideas and improves sharpish. He needs to.