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Hot Fuzz
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost
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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.

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
Edgar Wright - Director
Simon Pegg
Nick Frost
Jim Broadbent
Timothy Dalton
Martin Freeman
Bill Nighy
Paddy Considine
Adam Buxton
Olivia Colman
Robert Popper

Details

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Widescreen)
  • Run Time: 121
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025193321824
  • Genre: COMEDIES
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (for violent content including some graphic images, and language)
  • Release Date: July 2007

Movie Reviews

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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