Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz

Edgar Wright (2007)

115min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The second in the comic series for Simion Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright - the team behind zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead - was 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.

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Cast & Crew

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 (2)
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)
Director Edgar Wright
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 16 Feb 2007
Comedy Drama