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Hot Fuzz
- Simon Pegg

Overview - Pop culture sponges Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost team up again for HOT FUZZ, their follow-up to the surprise hit movie SHAUN OF THE DEAD. HOT FUZZ follows a near-identical formula to its predecessor, simply replacing the various homages to horror movies by heaping on the adulation for action flicks such as POINT BREAK and BAD BOYS II (both of which are referenced throughout).  Read more...

 
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Overview

Pop culture sponges Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost team up again for HOT FUZZ, their follow-up to the surprise hit movie SHAUN OF THE DEAD. HOT FUZZ follows a near-identical formula to its predecessor, simply replacing the various homages to horror movies by heaping on the adulation for action flicks such as POINT BREAK and BAD BOYS II (both of which are referenced throughout). The plot finds outstanding London-based police officer Nicholas Angel (Pegg) transplanted to a rural English village. On arrival, Angel teams up with the oaf-like PC Danny Butterman (Frost) and together they investigate a series of mysterious murders, all of which are classed as "accidents" by the increasingly strange townsfolk. Director Wright combines gory set-pieces with traditional action-movie staples: mustachioed detectives in sunglasses, corny one-liners, rapid machine-gun fire, and blood-spattered fight scenes all feature heavily. References to other movies come thick and fast throughout, and HOT FUZZ will have film fans' memories working overtime as they try to catch all the allusions to Pegg/Wright/Frost's favorite films. A veritable Who's Who of British comedy provides support, with Martin Freeman (THE OFFICE), Bill Bailey (BLACK BOOKS), Steve Coogan (I'M ALAN PARTRIDGE), and Olivia Colman (PEEP SHOW) in small roles, and there's even space in the cast for serious actors like Timothy Dalton and Paddy Considine. HOT FUZZ eases up on the humor of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and often threatens to topple over into Chuck Norris territory, but Wright manages to insert enough gags to keep the balance just about perfect, providing a fitting, amusing, and occasionally touching homage to cinema's action heroes.

Cast List

Tim Bevan
Paddy Considine - A ROOM FOR ROMEO BRASS
Olivia Colman - British comedic actress, PEEP SHOW
Simon Pegg - Actor, director, SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004)
David Arnold - Composer/"Stargate"
Edgar Wright - Director, SHAUN OF THE DEAD
Kevin Eldon - British comic actor
Steve Coogan - British comedian/actor
Jim Broadbent - British actor
James Broadbent - British actor
Bill Nighy - British actor, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, UNDERWORLD
Nick Frost - Actor, SHAUN OF THE DEAD
Edward Woodward - British Actor
Nira Park - Producer, HOT FUZZ (2007)
Martin Freeman - British Actor
Timothy Dalton - Welsh actor, the 4th James Bond
Bill Bailey
Jess Hall - Director of Photography, HOT FUZZ (2007)

 
Details
    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Run Time: 121
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192044175
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: September 2009

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Action
British
Spoof
Cops
Theatrical Release
Small Towns

 
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Reviews:
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] churning blender of gags, mugs, kinks, quirks, sneaks, nods, wink-winks, zingers and stingers that thunders along..." - 04/01/2007 Total Film, p.43


3 stars out of 4 -- "[D]eeply nuts and exhaustingly hilarious..." - 04/01/2007 Premiere, p.44


"Full blooded as the action is, Wright and Pegg's comedic verve and detail-conscious writing shine through..." - 04/01/2007 Sight and Sound, p.66


3 stars out of 4 -- "You can't beat these Brits for blood lust and belly laughs....It's a blast." - 04/19/2007 Rolling Stone, p.70


"[A] very funny cop comedy....These guys are as much A-level scholars of movie genre conventions as their better-known, better-hyped Stateside colleagues Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez..." -- Grade: B+ - 04/27/2007 Entertainment Weekly, 116-117


"Mr. Pegg and Mr. Frost, who played best buddies in SHAUN OF THE DEAD, have an easy, believable rapport....Think of it as THE FULL MONTY blown to smithereens." - 04/18/2007 New York Times, p.E10


"In director Edgar Wright and Pegg's tight script, the humor works on several levels....Best is Wright's slick style, with quick cuts that move the action along at a clip." - 05/01/2007 Box Office, p.66


4 stars out of 5 -- "HOT FUZZ is pure fun from start to finish and is so chock full of blink-and-you'll-miss-it gags that it's endlessly watchable." - 06/29/2007 Ultimate DVD, p.29


3 stars out of 5 -- "[F]illed with gentle British laughs and chaotic American ultraviolence....[HOT FUZZ] knows who it's shooting for and picks them off expertly." - 08/01/2007 Uncut, p.137

 
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