This is what happens when your car breaks down on a Sunday morning and you have nothing else to do…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Can't ever go wrong with some fuzz.
Holy smokes was that enjoyable. The comedy was great. Edgar Wright's style as director was great. Hilarious comedic character study of a too straight laced cop. I loved the opening in London, and getting used to the village, and the bonding with his partner. This was on of the best comedies I'd ever seen.
Then the plot got in the way.
Yeah, it decided to have a plot. Initially it wasn't too bad, but it kept getting more and more. Hell, at a certain point the plot's utter absurdity became part of the charm, but nevertheless - the film was a lot better before the movie tripped over its own feet with the plot. And it just would not end. It went at least 20 minutes too long.
Still a really good film, but midway through it was looking so much better than really good.
Nicholas Angel: "You're a doctor, deal with it!"
PC Danny Butterman: "Yeah motherfucker."
yes. again. dont judge
I used to really despise this film when I was younger because it was so hard to notice the humor through the film's dark tones. After rewatching it, I realized the whole dark tone was all just meant to be ridiculous; it wasn't meant to be taken seriously. All the humor that I didn't see was hidden so well it's scary.
Definitely one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. I was laughing throughout when watching it a second time. I also enjoyed the chemistry between Pegg and Frost's characters more.
The action, however, is not handled as well as the comedy, performances, or direction. Some of it just feels like it's executed too quickly. One action scene, for example,…
+ anything with Nick Frost & Bad Boys 2 references
- overly long & Horace Slughorn as an antagonist
There's no denying Edgar Wright's talent, some sequences are brilliant.
Best one of the cornetto trilogy: brilliant visual comedy, great chemistry between Frost and Pegg, excellent script and unique premise.
This is hilarious! Well-thought plot wise, even though it's all goofy and there are camera movements to emphasize actions in a silly manner, it doesn't sacrifice the plot or the characters. Extraordinarily funny, Hot Fuzz definitely tops Shaun of the Dead.
A fiercely passionate London cop is relocated to a quaint town in the countryside. What first seems like a relatively harmless locale soon turns into the battleground for the most explosive case in Sgt. Angel's career.
Holy miniature Jesus in a tuna can.
This film is f*cking genius. It's a genius parody. It's a genius dark comedy. It's a genius comedy PERIOD.
Just flawless f*cking execution from beginning to end. I can hardly come up with words to describe this film without drooling all over myself in awe.
Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
Quentin Tarantino's favorite films based on the internet pulled from multiple sources.