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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 reportedly contains 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…
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…
I didn't enjoy this as much as Shaun of the Dead. The comedy was just a little more forced and the split second jump cuts just didn't sit well with me. There is a certain line that can be approached when you are taking the piss of action films in general. However, it felt like it was surpassed by a mile and that they were just compensating for the bad choreography. In comparison Shaun of the Dead had comical choreography and didn't feel the need to mask the unrealistic nature of it.
Commentary with Edgar Wright and Quentin Tarantino 9/10
A hilarious, thrilling, ridiculously clever film from whiz filmmaker Edgar Wright.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are great. But Edgar Wright is better. In this movie he satirizes the police force and every buddy cop movie ever. Seriously, there are references to every buddy cop movie created. It's riddled with Wright's excellent brand of humor.
Every time I watch an Edgar Wright film I wish he had more films for me to watch. This is some top-notch visual storytelling. And I lol'd a lot!
My favourite film in the Cornetto trilogy. Wright, Pegg and Frost are all on top form and have crafted a brilliant comedy that works simultaneously as a parody of US action films, British small-town mystery-dramas and also works as a standalone film in its own right. The build up is somewhat laboured, but the third act is a hilariously over-the-top, and on top of all of this, it still manages to give its characters real arcs.
Mi favorita de "la trilogía del Cornetto". Una comedia de acción con toques de horror rural.
One of the finest cop movies I've ever seen and I can re-watch this a million times
Seen this movie multiple times. I've never got tired of it. The script is so intelligently crafted and the cast, as with the rest of the trilogy, is exceptional. The second of the Cornetto trilogy directed by Edgar Wright, Hot Fuzz totally delivers as an homage to the action genre. I do think that it is slightly the better movie than Shaun the Dead but there isn't really anything in it. It might just be the presence of Timothy Dalton that pushes it over the edge for me. His turn is just pure class. Eminently quotable too, as is evident from my username.
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