When top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg), is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, he struggles with his seemingly crime-free…and oafish partner Danny (Nick Frost). When several grisly accidents rock the village, it’s not long before Danny’s dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gun fighting, all-out action become reality! It’s time for small-town cops to hand out big-city justice!
Classic Pegg comedy with an action twist
- Hot Fuzz review by Rubber Ducky
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You rated this film: 4
Simon Pegg plays the part of a London Policeman who is dedicated to his job. His dilligence and mammoth arrest record are embarrassing the rest of the department so he gets packed off to a sleepy little village where he tries to maintain his enthusiasm whilst not dying of boredom. However, all is not as it seems as people start to mysteriously disappear or turn up dead in rather horrific circumstances. There are moments of genuine hilarity, together with some blood and gore which is so outrageous that you have to laugh. Nick Frost is good as the hapless sidekick, and it ultimately turns into a buddy movie. The action sequences are great, AND funny. Recommended for a night in with your mates.
Bleeding obvious culture shock comedy in which Simon Pegg plays a tough city cop (see, it's already not working) sent to a rural village in order to stop annoying everyone, and to be teamed up with slowpoke yokel Nick Frost. What follows is at the level of obviousness suggestive of late period French and Saunders, with a slow motion gunfight a key nadir. Two bloody hours long!
Every cop movie cliché in the book - great fun :)
- Hot Fuzz review by RP
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This is the second film in an unofficial trilogy - the others are 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'The World's End'. Having recently seen 'The World's End' and found it very disappointing, not to mention unfunny, I thought I'd watch 'Hot Fuzz' to see if it was as amusing as I remembered it - and it is.
You know the storyline - straitlaced supercop Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is offloaded to rural Sandford in the middle of nowhere, where he teams up with bumbling PC Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) and uncovers a bunch of demented village serial killers.
Ridiculous of course, but great fun. It is of course silly - and much of its humour derives from just that, together with every cop movie cliché in the book, not to mention some satisfyingly gory bits. Great stuff!
Look out for a raft of British acting talent in minor roles - Olivia Colman as a very non-PC PC, Paddy Considine, Billie Whitelaw, even Bill Nighy and Steve Coogan - and a few well-known actors in bigger roles including Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Edward Woodward. Everybody gets a look-in - even a heavily disguised Cate Blanchett gets a part...
'The World's End' failed for me because Simon Pegg's on-screen character was unlikeable with few if any redeeming features. Here, you can laugh at him and eventually with him as his character begins to loosen up. Made me laugh anyway - which is more than I can say of 'The World's End'
Great stuff - I'd probably give it 4/5 stars, but as I find it even funnier than 'Shaun of the Dead' I'll give it an over-generous 5/5.