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Electric Man

Electric Man
  • 2011
  • Scotland
  • 98 min
  • Directed by: David Barras
  • Written by: David Barras, Scott MacKay
  • Cast: Toby Manley, Mark McKirdy, Jennifer Ewing

Impoverished comic shop employees Jason (Manley) and Wolf (McKirdy) accidentally acquire a rare and valuable comic, not knowing that others are hunting it too. This light-hearted love-letter to the graphic novel has an unnecessarily convoluted plot and some clunky editing but plenty of shining moments, and Edinburgh has never looked prettier.

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Electric Man

8 Feb 20123 stars

A patchy, if well intentioned, Edinburgh-set comic comedy

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