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Strong cast in The Wee Man

You should not be surprised at the success of a Glasgow gangster film ("The Wee Man is a big box-office hit", The Herald, January 23).

Although Alison Rowat's reviews are usually spot on, last week's critique – awarding The Wee Man one star – seemed based more on moral issues than cinematic ones.

Glorification of crime has unfortunately gone with the genre (or the turf) since Little Caesar.

The Wee Man suffers from a clunky script. Rita Tushingham's Glesga/Morningside accent in the Ma McBarker role leaves a lot to be desired. But the film has a very strong cast and some fine performances, especially from Martin Compston, but also from Patrick Bergin, the incomparable John Hannah, Denis Lawson and Stephen McCole.

Evan Mawdsley,

23 Orleans Avenue,

Glasgow.

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