The Wee Man review

Dramatisation of the life of ex-gangster Paul Ferris

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In his first feature since 2000's Love, Honour And Obey , writer/director Ray Burdis swaps comedy geezers for the real-life kind in this adaptation of the ex-gangster Paul Ferris’ memoirs.

A victimised child hardened by the Glaswegian underworld, Ferris (played in adulthood by Martin Compston) ends up under the wing of Arthur ‘The Godfather’ Thompson ( Sleeping With The Enemy ’s Patrick Bergin).

John Hannah, Denis Lawson and Rita Tushingham all memorably steal scenes but this brutal rise-to-infamy flick descends into a smug, profanitychoked endurance test.

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