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7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  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). Expand
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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: Michael Posner
    May 17, 2013
    50
    There might be a pretty good film lurking in this latest dramedy from the veteran Scottish directing-writing team of Ken Loach and Paul Laverty. I use the conditional because at least half the dialogue is delivered in a Glaswegian Scots so thick, it might as well have been Urdu.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    May 3, 2013
    75
    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 ingredients of a ripening consciousness.
  3. Reviewed by: Leah Churner
    May 1, 2013
    40
    I’m afraid there’s more than 2% evaporation going on in Loach’s latest.