Restless Natives

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Time Out says

Truly dire attempt to reproduce the whimsical charm of Bill Forsyth, in which two Edinburgh teenagers tackle the problem of unemployment by turning to highway robbery, relieving coachloads of tourists of cash and jewellery as they buzz around the Highlands on a moped, disguised in joke-shop masks and armed with toy guns loaded with sneezing powder. Dreadfully unfunny, it soon becomes embarrassing as fantasy takes over, and the pair are lauded as modern-day Rob Roys, legends in their own lifetime. Syrupy, silly, and not a mite objectionable in its closet patriotism.
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UK release:

1985

Duration:

89 mins

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A fantastic low budget film. Great backdrops of Edinburgh and the Highlands and a superb soundtrack by Big Country. The film is a fantasy but that is the joy of cinema. A great story and a must see for any fan of Scotland. A real classic comedy.

RC

Hillarious comedy, two Edinburgh youth see their way out of poverty and dead end jobs by taking to a motorbike and robbing the tourist buses of Scotland. Haunting lyrical score and breathtaking scenery illuminate a classic highly entertaining fantasy laced with pathos, charm and excellent writing. You'd have to be an englishman not tolove this film.

RC

Hillarious comedy, two Edinburgh youth see their way out of poverty and dead end jobs by taking to a motorbike and robbing the tourist buses of Scotland. Haunting lyrical score and breathtaking scenery illuminate a classic highly entertaining fantasy laced with pathos, charm and excellent writing. You'd have to be an englishman not tolove this film.