Sweet Sixteen Ken Loach's grim and empathetic lost-youth drama tells the story of Liam (Martin Compston), a scrappy hero who sells drugs in his bleak Scottish town… Sweet Sixteen Ken Loach's grim and empathetic lost-youth drama tells the story of Liam (Martin Compston), a scrappy hero who sells drugs in his bleak Scottish town… 2003-05-16 R PT106M Drama Martin Compston Michelle Abercromby Michelle Coulter Annmarie Fulton Gary McCormack William Ruane Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

SWEET SIXTEEN (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: May 16, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 106 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Martin Compston; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Ken Loach's grim and empathetic lost-youth drama tells the story of Liam (Martin Compston), a scrappy hero who sells drugs in his bleak Scottish town and dreams of caring for his mum when she gets out of jail. A few too many miseries pile up, but there's an unpolished power to the performances.

Originally posted May 30, 2003 Published in issue #712 May 30, 2003 Order article reprints