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Big cops. Small town. Moderate violence.
Top London cop PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. And to stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Paired with simple country cop Danny, everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. It is addressed as an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead.
I've seen Shaun of the Dead countless times.
This is the fourth time I've seen Hot Fuzz and not only am I ready to call this better than Shaun, I'm tempted to call it my favorite comedy of all time.
If you like your job, you usually do it well.
If you love your job, you usually do it exceptionally well.
If you are passionate about your job and live, breathe, sleep, eat and drink it and ooze it out of every pore of your body you get this.
Possibly the best homage to the action genre ever made.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
“Have you ever fired two guns whilst jumping through the air?”
In film, as in life, the key ingredient is love.
Love has driven Sgt. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) to the top of every one of his classes. He adores policing—the rules, the paperwork, the enforced behavioral regimentation. True, he’s a wet blanket who alienates his girlfriend and makes his co-workers look comparatively slack, but it’s not born of malice. He just loves his job more than anything in the world. If that love sends him from bustling, crime-infested London to sleepy Sandford, so be it.
Love, albeit of a different kind, has also brought PC Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) where he is today. He loves a good Cornetto from…
Cornettos are overrated ice cream; Hot Fuzz is anything but. My main reason for thinking favourably of the film is simple: its laughs per minute ratio is amongst the highest that I have encountered on my cinematic journey, plus it holds up well upon re-watch (even more so than Shaun of the Dead and The World’s End, the two other entries of the trilogy). Edgar Wright’s visually comedic style of filmmaking is so accomplished in this action-comedy that its parody take on the genre achieves greater results than the competition does straightforwardly. It is in the smallest of moments that the British writer slash director manages to create a joke. Basically, there are zero dead moments in it. Every frame…
Ever fired your gun in the air and yelled, "Aaaaaaah?"
Calling Hot Fuzz a spoof would be a mistake. Possibly a satire, but most definitely an homage to action films just like Shaun of the Dead was to horror films. It might poke fun at some action film clichés, but it never looks down on them. Just like Nick Frost's character, Danny Butterman, it holds action films in high regard, even the extremely cheesy ones.
The cast is ridiculously stacked with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost proving that their comedic genius as a duo in Shaun of the Dead was no accident. The film starts off with Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy and Steve Coogan in hilarious bit parts…
Well you, you should be ashamed.
Hot Fuzz is one of those films that I've inexplicably put off seeing for ages and I blame ITV4. Their endless showings of Shaun Of The Dead, which I do like, not only have had made me not want to see that film for a long time but it seems to have had a knock-on effect on the other Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg / Nick Frost collaborations.
It was pleasing to see that Hot Fuzz didn't fall into the one major error that Shaun Of The Dead did and that was by opting not to go all serious faced in its latter stages. I always…
Friends has been recommending this film to me for years...and I finally got around to watching it. I found the movie to be entertaining to say the least, There is a lot of funny stuff here. Some of it on the silly side but that was to be expected going in... and it wasn't overly so, It did surprise me a bit to see some graphic violence here... and even that was done in a funny way. Definitely worth checking out if you never seen it. Can easily see myself watching it again.
This movie reminds me of what Ant-Man could have been: Not just okay, but actually really fucking awesome!
I had only ever heard of this film in passing before. I assumed it was some awful, run-of-the-mill cop comedy. I was so wrong, and I am so happy about that.
Can anyone really best the English when it comes to exceedingly dry and simultaneously morbid humor? I think not. Hot Fuzz is a whirlwind of just such humor mixed in with the frustrations of a machine-like member of the police service (service, mind you, not force) resulting in one of the funniest, most clever, and most disturbing, and action packed film I have ever seen. I genuinely think I laughed through the entire thing. What a gem.
Almost as good as Shaun of the Dead, Hot fuzz is a great action comedy. I usually never laugh out loud, but the movies by Wright has me in stitches every time I watch them. Says a lot when the jokes are still funny after x amount of rewatches...
Can't recommend this one enough. Simon Pegg is as brilliant as usual and the rest of the cast of is not very far behind. Get ready for a hell of a time.
I've always been more of a Shaun of the Dead fan, but I think Hot Fuzz might be the technically superior film. It's truly a masterclass in direction, staging, editing, mise-en-scene, and comedy. There's so much going on, that you cannot help but be blown away by the way in which Wright frames his scenes and the way in which he transitions between them. In the wrong hands it would feel confusing and overwhelming. But in Wright's hands it is beautiful to watch!
I do find the film takes a little while to pick up, but once it gets going it's quite a fun ride. I also don't think it's quite as funny as Shaun of the Dead, though there…
"Shaun of the Dead" is still far and away my favorite of these, but "Hot Fuzz" is holding up surprisingly well to repeat viewings. Initially, I considered it my least favorite entry in the Cornetto trilogy, but now, I'm not sure. There was something about its humor I didn't quite get on the first viewing that played much better on the second. Maybe because it references itself so heavily that you might not notice at first glance.
"I threw the monkey at him, said, 'Playtime's over,' and then I hit him with the peace lily."
"Besides we have to do a considerable amount of paperwork."
Not quite as funny as Shaun of the Dead or The Worlds End but still worth a watch.
BOM PARA CARALHO!
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