Restless Natives details
|Starring:||Iain McColl, Vincent Friell, Ned Beatty, Bernard Hill, Mel Smith, Ann Scott-Jones, Rachel Boyd, Teri Lally, Joe Mullaney, Robert Urquhart|
|Run time:||1 hour 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Apr 2005|
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Free HoffmanBy renoir from Midlothian , 01 Sep 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Wow! restless natives. I last saw this film about 15 years ago and pretty much most of it has stayed in my head throughout that time. this is truly an unsung hero of scottish film making that should have been top of the recent List magazines top 100 Scottish films instead of not mentioned at all. Ridiculous I admit but also really hilarious. and how surprised was i to find out that i have actually known the writer of this film for the past few years and never knew the link. I have been told of the horrendous legal distribution nightmare that Hoffman had with this film that has apparently put him off making anything else. That is a very great shame. Wherever you are sir, please hear your countrys plea - come back and show the rest how it is done.
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Restless NativesBy CJH (159 reviews) from Dundee , 17 Oct 2009Bit of an oddball film here, given it is an independent Scottish film, set in and around Edinburgh and the Highlands! A sweet Robin Hood-esk tale of two unemployed young Scots turned roadside robbers who's questionable deed becomes a blessing as they start throwing the money away.
It is a simple film with rebellious intrigue, love, trust and morality. As well as some pretty slick British humour throughout as 'The Wolfman and the Clown' evade pursuing police and investigators! Enjoyable film!
Restless NativesBy spikemill (10 reviews) from Swindon , 18 Jul 2009A cracking family romp My 13 yr old son , who's x-box blood n guts crazy actually sat all the way through and ENJOYED it A little dated but well worth a watch
RestlessBy a customer from London , 21 May 2009Funny. Not to be taken seriously.
Greatest film ever.By a customer from Wellingborough , 23 Jan 2009A true classic.
One of the truly immaculate predicessors to the modern 'brit' movie. Restless natives is a story of the hopes and dreams of 1980s working class lads (like myself). A sort of Robin hood for the masses.
I can't watch this film without filling up (and I didn't even cry when Bambi died- well not much anyway).
If you haven't seen this film since it was last on Telly decades ago, then you have waited too long or if your too young to have seen it - then rent it and you will not regret it. No huge budget and computer effects , just a wonderful storyline and charactors you really feel for. Love it.
Rent ITBy pwjc (1 review) from Kenilworth , 19 Aug 2008This has to be my favourite film ever.! Nobody who I have either lent it to or recommended it too has been anything but seriously entertained. Have a go you will love it. I promise.