Aside from a brief spell of rationing-enforced drought, torrents of the much fabled ‘water of life’ flow through Gillies MacKinnon’s Whisky Galore! Such a shame that the Glaswegian director’s latest feature – a remake of the 1949 Ealing Studios classic that will close this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival – has none of the life-giving fervour of Scotland’s national drink. A dry and surprisingly dull film, it is a comedy which doesn’t induce a single laugh and a drama that doesn’t engage emotionally or pull on the heartstrings at all.
Whisky Galore! closed the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival – read the full CineVue review here.