Hot Fuzz

  • 15
  • Edgar Wright (2007)
  • UK / US / Fr
  • 115 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
4 out of 5

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.

Plot Summary

Action comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. London policeman Nicholas Angel is reassigned to a sleepy rural village, but soon finds that the big city doesn't have a monopoly on crime.

Cast and crew

Cast

Sergeant Nicholas Angel
Simon Pegg
PC Danny Butterman
Nick Frost
Inspector Frank Butterman
Jim Broadbent
Sergeant Tony Fisher
Kevin Eldon
DS Andy Wainwright
Paddy Considine
DC Andy Cartwright
Rafe Spall
PC Doris Thatcher
Olivia Colman
PC Bob Walker
Karl Johnson (2)
Simon Skinner
Timothy Dalton
Tom Weaver
Edward Woodward
Joyce Cooper
Billie Whitelaw
Met Chief Inspector
Bill Nighy
Janine, Angel's ex-girlfriend
Cate Blanchett
Met police chief
Steve Coogan
Man dressed as Santa
Peter Jackson
Bob
Joe Cornish
Roy Porter
Peter Wight
Mary Porter
Julia Deakin
Sergeant Turner
Bill Bailey
Reverend Philip Shooter
Paul Freeman
Dr Robin Hatcher
Stuart Wilson
Leslie Tiller
Anne Reid
James Reaper
Kenneth Cranham
Tim Messenger
Adam Buxton
Peter Ian Staker
Stephen Merchant
George Merchant
Ron Cook
Martin Blower
David Threlfall
Eve Draper
Lucy Punch
Arthur Webley
David Bradley (2)

Crew

Director
Edgar Wright

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Universal
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 16 Feb 2007
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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