Rent Whisky Galore! (2016)

3.0 of 5 from 173 ratings
1h 38min
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Synopsis:
Based on the infamous 1941 true story, Whisky Galore! is a charming and heart-warming tale of a close-knit Scottish island community who mischievously relieve a sinking cargo ship of cases of whisky during wartime scarcity. The ensuing merriment is threatened when Excise Men try to spoil the party by catching the crafty locals, red handed, with the bottled loot. After enduring a 'dry' period, the shipwreck and its amber cargo was like manna from heaven to the islanders, to whom whisky was part of the very life blood of their Island!
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Iain MacLean, Alan J. Wands
Writers:
Peter McDougall
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
British Films, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/11/2017
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Interviews
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/11/2017
Run Time:
98 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interviews

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Reviews (5) of Whisky Galore!

Greg goes legit - Whisky Galore! review by NC

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11/11/2017

Nice little re-make of a very old, known, film. All good acting and takes very simple plot along well. Characters all credible, and Greg shows he can actually act without a string vest on.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Watchable remake of an EALING CLASSIC - Whisky Galore! review by KW

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08/04/2018

A very watchable remake of the classic Ealing Comedy. Sticks very closely to the book, but did feel that some of the characterisations could have been a little sharper than they were.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Quite a poor adaptation of Compton MacKenzie's book and the Ealing Film - Whisky Galore! review by rh

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30/08/2018

Compton MacKenzie was a prolofic and talented Scottish author whose works have been adapted for film and TV. Whiskey Galore and The Monarch of the Glen are probably the two most famous. The first is loosely based on the sinking of SS Politician which sank off Islay with a cargo of alcohol destined for the West Indies.

In the Ealing Films version it was played very much in the slapstick style and thanks to some great British character actors became a much loved success. Unfortunately, the remake cannot decide whether to be true to the book or the earlier film and as a result has the charm of neither. As a previous reviewer said, some of the characters needed work, but also, in my view, did the sets. It felt low budget, almost made for TV with indoor or restricted shots. No sense of the grandeur of the Isle or the remoteness of the location. at the time of the events, there were no decent roads to the Inner Hebrides and so the community really was isolated. The villagers could never see why their locawhen there were few decent roads to the Inner Hebrides. This is something the Ealing film achieved.

There is on tour an all female cast version and it is much better than this film on a thousandth of its budget

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