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Whisky Galore!

  • Film
  • 2 out of 5 stars
Whisky Galore
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Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

A shipload of booze washes ashore on a Scottish island in this entirely pointless remake of the classic Ealing comedy

This creakily old-fashioned remake of the 1949 Ealing comedy ‘Whisky Galore!’ never finds its feet. Like the much-loved original, it’s a wartime comedy, based on Compton Mackenzie’s 1947 novel about a Hebridean island whose ration of whisky runs out – only for a cargo ship carrying cases of the hard stuff to wash up on nearby rocks.

The community nabs the booze but have to fight petty-minded bureaucracy to be able to enjoy it – all while looking forward to the weddings of two daughters of a local shopkeeper. Directed by Gillies MacKinnon, this new version lacks the mischief of the original and feels like a sluggish museum piece.

Dave Calhoun
Written by
Dave Calhoun

Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Release date:Friday 5 May 2017
  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Gillies MacKinnon
  • Cast:
    • Eddie Izzard
    • James Cosmo
    • Sean Biggerstaff
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