1h38m | Directed by Gillies MacKinnon | UK | Comedy Romance
During World War II, the tiny Scottish island of Todday runs out of whisky. When the freighter S.S. Cabinet Minister runs aground nearby during a heavy fog, the islanders are delighted to learn that its cargo consists of 50,000 cases of whisky. When officious English commanding officer Captain Waggett (Eddie Izzard) demands return of the liquor, shopkeeper Joseph Macroon (Gregor Fisher) and his daughters Peggy (Naomi Battrick) and Catriona (Ellie Kendrick) spearhead an island rebellion.
Instead of glorifying the amber liquid, Whisky Galore! is a love letter to an isolated community trapped in amber.
Serena Donadoni | Village Voice | Full review
Eddie Izzard is excellent as the pompous English Home Guard officer, as is Fenella Woolgar as his wife, who clearly sympathises with the locals.
Brian Pendreigh | Radio Times | Full review