Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

Edgar Wright (2007)

115min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright - the team behind zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead - return for this gleeful pastiche of American action movies. Pegg stars as an over-achieving London policeman transferred to a crime-free village where all is not as it seems. What begins as a very funny, very British murder mystery eventually mutates into an ironic action spectacular that blows up half of Gloucestershire (or rather, Wells pretending to be Gloucestershire). Armed with a Who's Who of home-grown acting talent and a surfeit of gags, Hot Fuzz also showcases the continuing comic partnership of Pegg and co-star Nick Frost. Their mismatched cops play out every buddy movie convention imaginable while discussing subjects as diverse as ice-cream "brain freeze" and the homoeroticism of action thriller Point Break. More smart than silly, this is self-confident comedy that's proud to be British.

Summary

An overly zealous, by-the-book London policeman is reassigned to a sleepy country village where the crime rate is virtually zero, and teamed up with an eager but dimwitted partner. But just as the officer's uneventful new environment begins to chafe, a grisly series of so-called accidents gives him reason to suspect a strange conspiracy is afoot. Action comedy, with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton and Paddy Considine.

Cast & Crew

Sgt Nicholas Angel Simon Pegg
PC Danny Butterman Nick Frost
Insp Frank Butterman Jim Broadbent
Simon Skinner Timothy Dalton
DS Andy Wainwright Paddy Considine
Sgt Turner Bill Bailey
Joyce Cooper Billie Whitelaw
PC Doris Thatcher Olivia Colman
Tom Weaver Edward Woodward
Director Edgar Wright
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy Drama