top of page
RadioTimes: The Wee Man Review
Compston is a compelling antihero and McCole impresses as his foolhardy nemesis, while the cinematography and direction are striking, belying the film's low budget.
The Guardian: The Wee Man – review
This has a great cast: Martin Compston plays Paul Ferris, a young Glasgow tough guy who gets involved in the crime empire run by local godfather Arthur Thompson (Patrick Bergin). Denis Lawson gives the film a touch of humanity and class as Ferris's weary dad.
HeyUGuys: The Wee Man Review
On the whole, The Wee Man is a fascinating story well told – the first steps in making a decent movie.
Variety: The Wee Man Review
This highly sympathetic and thus controversial portrait of the ruthless enforcer fillets selectively from Ferris’ own memoir, depicting a bullied child and affable teen goaded into standing up to psychotic local thugs. Stabbings, gougings and brutal slayings have proved tasty fare for bloodthirsty Scottish genre fans, delivering a surprise £239,000 ($376,000) in 10 days.
The Wee Man Review
An undeniably watchable criminal soap opera offering personal redemption.
The Wee Man is 'emotional rollercoaster' for ex-gangster Paul Ferris
Former Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris has said seeing a film about his life on the big screen was "an emotional rollercoaster". The Wee Man, which stars Martin Compston as a younger Ferris, tells the story of how he entered the city's crime underworld, working his way up the ranks as an associate of Arthur "The Godfather" Thompson Sr.
The making of ‘The Wee Man’ Paul Ferris story
Compston, who shot to fame after being plucked from the streets of his native Greenock by Ken Loach for Sweet Sixteen in 2002, says Ferris had come to be seen as a “bogeyman” in the West of Scotland, but says he also knows his life story “inside out,” adding: “If you’re a Scottish actor and you’re not going to be William Wallace, you might as well be Paul Ferris.”
bottom of page