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WOLF (Lewis Doherty)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2018

Someone in this goddamn town has to know why inspector Jay Walker was run over. Luckily, Patrick Wolf is on the case. He’s the only straight cop left in Shadow City and he isn’t averse to bending the rules to get the job done. This is a one-man spoof action movie, a never-ending stream of gags, characters, sound effects, implausible deaths … wait, haven’t we seen this somewhere before? Yes: the same premise was accomplished on an even grander scale in Joe Bone’s brilliant, frenetic ‘Bane’ trilogy, which debuted in 2009. But that doesn’t stop ‘WOLF’ from being rollicking entertainment, and several things about it do feel genuinely new: the absurdism of its violence, along with the touches of campy humour.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alexander Hartley]