Review: “The Angel’s Share.”

When whiskey rests in an oak barrel, two percent of it evaporates every year and Scottish distillers call this phenomenon as the “angel’s share.” When a reformed hooligan learns about the evaporating whiskey, it’s no surprise he sees an unlikely opportunity there. The Angel’s Share, the new film from director Ken Loach, ably shifts from a scruffy blue-collar drama into a feel-good heist comedy. Both parts are necessary: without blunt realism from Robbie’s past, his redemption would be sickly-sweet. With a script from longtime collaborator Paul Laverty, Loach’s deft command of tone practically ensures everyone will leave the theater with a smile on their face.

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