Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Apr 10, 2013
    30
    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.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 14, 2013
    6
    After he becomes a father, a bloke with a violent temper (Paul Brannigan) tries to change his behavior. He teams up with his community service pals to steal a valuable whisky. His dilemmas provide sympathetic drama that moves to mild comedy after he teams up with the gang. Even so, his character carries the story. Director Ken Loach keeps the energy up and the performances agreeable. There's nothing exceptional about this project, but it's a charming little trip to Scotland (ironically, there are subtitles in case the brogue gets too thick). Full Review »