Restless Natives

Film, Comedy

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.

By: GA


Release details

89 mins

Cast and crew

Michael Hoffman
Ninian Dunnett
Vincent Friell
Joe Mullaney
Teri Lally
Ned Beatty
Robert Urquhart
Bernard Hill
Rachel Boyd
Mel Smith
Bryan Forbes
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