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Get ready for a gut-busting outrageous comedy from the guys that created Shaun of the Dead. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a big-city cop who can't be stopped - but he's making everyone else on the force look bad. When he is reassigned to a small quiet town he struggles with this new seemingly idyllic world and his bumbling partner (Nick Frost). But their dull existence is interrupted by several grisly and suspicious accidents and the crime-fighting duo turn up the heat and hand out high-octane car-chasing gun-fighting big-city justice in this hilarious hit critics are calling "Outrageous! Uproariously Funny!" (Thelma Adams US Weekly).System Requirements:Running Time: 121 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: R UPC: 025193321824 Manufacturer No: 62033218
In Shaun of the Dead, it was the zombie movie and the anomie of modern life. In Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg set their sights on the buddy cop blockbuster and the eccentric English village. The two worlds collide when overachieving London officer Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is promoted to sergeant. The catch is that he's being transferred to Agatha Christie country. His superiors (the comic trifecta of Martin Campbell, Steve Coogan, and Bill Nighy) explain that he's making the rest of the force look bad. On the surface, Sandford is a sleepy little burg where the most egregious crimes, like loitering, are committed by hoody-sporting schoolboys. In truth, it's a hotbed of Willow Man-style evil. Upon his arrival, Chief Butterman (Jim Broadbent) partners Angel with his daft son, Danny (Nick Frost, Pegg's Shaun co-star), who aspires to kick criminal "arse" like the slick duo in Bad Boys II. When random citizens start turning up dead, he gets his chance. With the worshipful Danny at his side, Angel shows his cake-eating colleagues how things are done in the big city. As in Shaun, their previous picture, Wright and Pegg hit their targets more often than not. With the success of that debut comes a bigger budget for car chases, shoot-outs, and fiery explosions. Though Hot Fuzz earns its R-rating with salty language and grisly deaths, the tone is more good-natured than mean-spirited. A wall-to-wall soundtrack of boisterous British favorites, like the Kinks, T-Rex, and Sweet, contributes to the fast-paced fun. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
- Over hyped
With all the hype for this movie I was expecting more. Half the time I could not understand the British accents, and the movie itself was just OK....more info
- British comedy at its best
You need a wicked sense of humour to appreciate this, good job I've got one. It's superb....more info
- By the power of Greyskull . . . "Hot Fuzz" Rocks!
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg (director and co-writers) nailed the zombie spoof with the uber-witty "Shaun of the Dead." Re-assembling much of the same cast and keeping the understated yet hilarious send-up theme, they turn their sights to action flicks of the Jerry Bruckheimer/Tony Scott variety with "Hot Fuzz." And the results couldn't be better.
Nicholas Angel (Pegg, the lead from "Shaun) is the top kick-butt sergeant in the London police force. This is in itself high comedy, because Pegg only resembles an action hero the way Rudy represents a Notre Dame football player - I half expected someone to remind Angel that he's five-foot-nothin' and a hundred-and-nothin', with a weak chin to boot. His success only earns him the enmity of his fellow cops (including the hilarious Bill Nighy) who reassign him to the country to keep them from looking bad.
Once there, Angel finds a police force who couldn't assemble a two-car parade and haven't been asked to do much more than that. Eventually, though, Angel stumbles upon a massive criminal enterprise and brings it down with the help of not-so-trusty sidekick Danny Butterman (Nick Frost, also the fat sidekick in "Shaun").
Like "Shaun," "Hot Fuzz" has the usual combination of subtle and not-so-subtle humor wrapped around some shocking-yet-comical violence. A larger budget means that explosions are bigger and deaths are bloodier and more elaborate, but at its heart "Hot Fuzz" remains an ingenious comedy more than an action movie. While the movie stands on its own rights, it means a heck of a lot more if you've sat through more than your share of "Lethal Weapon" or "Bad Boyz" flicks - these guys feel your pain, too....more info
- Fun movie
Fun, easy watching movie. It's a comedy that pays homage to tons of other movies, so different people will appreciate it (or hate it) in different ways.
Clean enough for kids, but they wouldn't understand it....more info
- Lukewarm Follow-up to Shaun of the Dead
After the critical and commercial success of Shaun of the Dead, it looks as if Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg were given the freedom to do anything they wanted.
Too much freedom, it seems. I often found myself wondering what kind of movie Hot Fuzz wanted to be and I am not sure Wright and Pegg knew themselves. Even the most talented writers and directors need some critical feedback while practicing their craft. It just appears they didn't get it.
Hot Fuzz throws in nearly plot and storyline imaginable in a two hour film that could have easily been cut by 30 minutes. The Scream-like killer becomes a very odd detour that drains comedy out of the movie and the predictable plot twists never transform into the genre bending genius of Shaun of the Dead.
They just remain predictable plot twists in a rather lukewarm effort....more info
- Rural Weapon
Like a little Hot Fuzz with your extras? This edition is loaded with them. So much Pegg, Frost and Wright that you may overdose and be sent to comedy rehab where they won't let you flush cake or shop at Sheppler's. My favorite gem in this lot is Edgar Wright's first cop film, Dead Right. Made in 1993 on VHS, its Dirty Harry meets Lethal Weapon meets Rushmore which all builds to a fantastic climax of box monsters and a misunderstood cereal killer (yes, cereal killer). I'm so glad I pried open my wallet and shelled out the 30 bucks. If, after consuming all this media you still can't get enough, try the excellent British TV series Spaced where P, F, and W first rattled their light sabers to create comedy history....more info
- Lots to like about Fuzz!
British humor evolves and thrives in Hot Fuzz. I don't think I ever stopped laughing. What better way to make fun of fake heroics and cheesy one-liners than this? Never liked buddy comedy before now, but Frost and Peg are outrageous conquerors of the genre. This moving is, "Off the FUNKING chain!!!!!"...more info
- "You ever fired two guns whilst jumping through the air?"
This movie is hilarious in a way that most of the crap that comes out of Hollow wood no longer is. It has a lot to do with the acting. I never saw Shaun of the Dead, but I intend to. If it's half as funny as this was, I'm sure it'll be worth it.
The only really disturbing part was the murder in the churchyard. I saw it coming, obviously, but it was shocking how graphic it was. ...more info
- Short but sweet review
Ok seriously, you don't have to read all of the other reviews out there. I promise you... except for a small percent, that this movie is amazing if you loved Shaun of the Dead. You have to be open minded when you watch THIS movie and you shouldn't think of SOTD while watching it.
The great thing about HF is the running jokes and that it is a joy to watch it over and over again to find new things that you didn't catch before.
I have seen it 4 times now and I look forward to find new things that I didn't notice the first time around.
That is all I can say, the movie speaks for itself....more info
- This is what parody should be
London policeman (sorry, police officer) Nick Angel (Simon Pegg) is good at his job. In fact, he is so good that he is making his fellow officers look bad and gets "promoted" to a position in the country in order to remedy this situation. However, all is not as it seems in the peaceful country town of Sandford, and pretty soon Sergeant Angel, with the assistance of his partner (Nick Frost), is tracking down a serial killer who is murdering the residents of this town and making the deaths look like accidents.
"Hot Fuzz" is written and directed by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, who previously brought us "Shaun of the Dead", stars many of the same actors, and is even funnier than their previous movie. Essentially, "Hot Fuzz" is a parody of action movies, just as "Shaun of the Dead" was a parody of zombie films, but unlike a lot of recent parodies that have been made in the US (such as "Date Movie", "Not Another Teen Movie", the "Scary Movie" series etc), these films aren't made up of a series of recreations of scenes from other movies. Instead, these films parody the conventions and clich¨¦s of their respective genres, but in the context of an original story. If you look back at some of the earliest parodies, such as "The Naked Gun" or "Blazing Saddles", this is what the creators of these films also did, and this is the way that parody should be.
- The first 15 minutes are funny. The rest is more like any other regular action movie.
The first 15 minutes are funny. It has quite a few tickling dialogues. The rest is more like any other regular action movie. I mean it contains lots of action, explosion and nonsense.
It's worth watching once....more info
- Fantastic Fun
I really liked this movie lots. It was TOTALLY hilarious. The characters have such a good on screen charisma and charm together that the humor just flows naturally. I found myself laughing through the entire movie. It's a clever film with lots of dry Brit humor and a bit of gore too. Impressive!...more info
- Weird, but enjoyable
Simon Pegg oozes hilarity. He is a natural comedian, and he doesn't even need to try. I've always found that British comedies are much funnier and wittier than American ones. I think it has something to do with their overly dry humour and their love for the F-bomb. It just sounds better coming from a Brit.
Anywho, Hot Fuzz starts off somewhat normal but then halfway through the film, it gets a tad weird. What you think the plot is about is not what it really is, and it just comes at you all of a sudden from a million different directions. It's just weird. Oh, and the excess of blood and gore is also a cool and unexpected treat.
But it is also funny, for the most part. The gags are funny, the characters are even funnier and the film is stylised in the same vein of Shaun of the Dead, which is by far funnier than this. They even reused a few of the same actors. You gotta love the little cameo with Bill Nighy, that guy is just fabulous. Nick Frost is also a great funny sidekick. I was also pleased to see Timothy Dalton in this. He has a nice little role here as well.
The film certainly keeps you entertained and interested. Its a sort of who-dunnit with a funny twist. If you love British humour, you will probably like this movie. ...more info
- Great Movie
This is a fantastic movie. It does start out slow, but the finale is well worth the wait in this hilarious action packed movie....more info
- Fun Movie
This was a very interesting movie. A coworker recommended this movie to me and I was not disappointed. It has Drama, Intrigue, and Comedy all rolled into one. At the end it seemed a little long, not because it was boring, but because we were so drawn into it that we didn't notice that 2 hours had passed. Get your snacks lined up before you sit down to watch this one....more info
- great set up, but completely squandered
The first 30 minutes are a great set up, and have several very funny moments. Then the movie becomes absurd, then it just dies, but its undead carcass wastes another 40 minutes of your time.
What you think is going to happen is that this by-the-book, overachieving cop--who is sent to the country from London because he embarrasses his more average colleagues--will find himself in the right place at the right time to solve a series of murders in a quiet country town. What actually happens is that the movie dissolves into absurdist, surreal nonsense, and nonsense which is not funny to normal people. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood, but this is the worst movie I've seen in a long time.
- Why is this movie getting over the top reviews???!
I am perplexed as to why Hot Fuzz is earning such praise when it is only mildly amusing at best. Some of the funniest jokes in the movie play dead on funny, but the same tired joke being played again and again for more yuks just gets on people's nerves ("so what is it that makes you think this is a murder??!")The movie reeks of unoriginality from the getgo save for the city supercop transferred to the idyllic countryside, yet even that premise gets weak if it is the only avenue for jokes, as is mostly the case in Hot Fuzz. It's as if the writers had an idea for a short film of 30 minutes and stretched it out another additional hour. I'm sorry for being a naysayer, but even if a movie's main premise is slightly different than the norm, a good film still needs to deliver a whole lot more, and Hot Fuzz simply doesn't. After the near perfect Shaun of the Dead, I am quite disappointed. 1.5 stars...more info
- A movie that will be loved by action seekers for years
This movie is packed with action. It is super funny and just an all around great movie. It looked the best on HD-DVD. Let me say that I am into technology, when I stepped into a movie theater and saw the 1st HD-DVD commercial I ever saw, I was immediatly drawn to the format. I know it sounds weird and its hard to explain but I was drawn to HD-DVD, I was devestated when toshiba discontinued HD-DVD in febuary of 2008. But being as into technology as I am a continue to follow the latest trand which as unfortunate as it is, is BLU-RAY.
As weird as that sounds, its the truth.
If you have a HD-DVD player GET THIS MOVIE. If you dont GET THIS MOVIE ON DVD. When it come out (if it does) GET THIS MOVIE ON BLU-RAY.
HD-DVD: R.I.P...more info
- A surprise in every way.
Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright, 2007)
I expected to like Hot Fuzz, the second feature by the same comedy team (Wright, Pegg, and Frost) who brought us Shaun of the Dead in 2004. What I didn't expect was that under the comedy, which we assumed we'd get from these very funny guys, would actually be a cracking mystery that would hold my interest just as much as Pegg and Frost's banter.
Plot: Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is a cop's cop, the kind of guy who can make a mugger put down the purse and back away just by cocking an eyebrow. Problem is, he's making the rest of his department look bad, so they conspire to get him sent to Sandford, a quiet town in the country well-known for its low crime rate. He gets off to a great start when he gets there by finding one of the town's rare crimes; he's not even on the force yet, but he ends up hauling in a guy for drunk driving. Of course, the next morning, he finds out that the guy he hauled in is his new partner, Danny Butterman (Frost). Sandford's police force is very laid-back; why shouldn't they be? After all, the town has almost no crime. That doesn't sit well with Angel's type A personality, of course, so he starts looking around to see if there's anything the lackluster bobbies around him have simply been overlooking. With Danny as his reluctant accomplice, Angel starts investigating a series of accidents he finds suspicious. Together, the two of them get closer and closer to what's looking like a major conspiracy. Their challenge then becomes figuring out who's behind the conspiracy before those unknowns can stop their investigation permanently.
Put Pegg, Wright, and Frost together and you're basically guaranteed a good time. Shaun of the Dead was a brilliant send-up of zombie films, but really, when it came right down to it, it was a straight comedy, albeit one that was fantastically made. Hot Fuzz, while just as hysterical as Shaun, is not a straight comedy at all, and shows the versatility of Wright as a director, Frost and Pegg as actors, and all three of them as co-writers. Sure, you come for the comedy, and the movie delivers as expected on that front, but this is a whodunit that's got some teeth as well, and what a pleasant surprise that is. A definite recommendation, even for those who, for whatever reason, didn't like Shaun. ****
- Another great funny should be Classic
Like Shaun of the Dead, this movie is hilarious and fun and I loved it. These two guys are the present day Abbot and Costello duo, their humor and antics are superb and very entertaining. When you watch these guys you forget all your troubles for a little while, and isn't that what entertainment is all about?...more info
- PUNCH THAT S#%@!!!
This is definitely the funniest comedy of 2007. Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost make a great trio. With their knowledge of action movies deemed both good and bad, they make a motion picture that's filled with high-octane action, impressive suspense, magnificent slapstick humor, and tons of blood and guts. It may be a bit too long for some (two hours can be too much for a comedy), but I didn't find any tedium anywhere in the film. Mostly it's because I was too immersed in the characters and the comedy. Speaking of characters, Nicholas Angel (Pegg) and Danny Butterman (Frost) has to be one of the most popular duos of this generation. Like in Shaun of the Dead, they sure know how to be loved by those who're into action, suspense, and comedy. Timothy Dalton, along with the rest of the supporting comedic ensemble, makes this even more memorable. And David Arnold's score really something worth mentioning: the synthesizers along with the orchestra is a perfect combination for this sort of movie.
If you love Shaun of the Dead and the Spaced TV series, then you'll probably get a kick out of Hot Fuzz if you're into mindless action and smart comedy....more info
The only word that i can think to describe this movie is "wow". The movie is very entertaining with many laughs and surprises. The picture quality for HD is excellent. The sound quality, Dolby digital plus is amazing. This HD movie is a must own....more info
- Hot Fuzz is a hot mess!
I saw the previews for this movie and actually laughed my you know what off. I expected it to be a funny action movie like National Security or The Rush Hour series. But I was way off. It starts off good with Nick Angel (Simon Pegg) being super cop. But then the murder mysteries make the movie seem longer than it should be and the gun fight made the movie seem longer also. I don't want to give away what happens after the gunfight but let's just say it seemed like it prolonged the movie even more. And they wasted the talent of Timothy Dalton here. The plot is uneven, contrived, and complete nonsense. Pass on this and check out Formula 51 or Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. Those movies are entertaining and each have a cohesive plot. But not this movie. This movie is so bad that it's more entertaining to watch it rain outside!...more info
- avalanche of funny
this movie starts off kind of slow, but if you keep with it you'll be duly rewarded with its hilarity. ...more info
A big "Yarrp" to the very English action movie Hot Fuzz. No, it's not as good as Shaun of the Dead, but it's not really a disappointment either even if the laugh count is a lot lower. Much of the film really isn't that funny, yet it gets by for much of its running time on sheer enthusiastic likeability. At times Edgar Wright's direction tries a little too hard and few of the many cameos have much to do (though a heavily disguised Cate Banchett makes a real virtue of her anonymity and Peter Jackson does turn up as a psycho Santa), but it's one of the very few films where the fun that the filmmakers seem to be having actually seems to translate to the finished product. As with Shaun, it's an inspired bit of gene-splicing, in this case a wonderful yet surprisingly logical cross between Agatha Christie and Jerry Bruckheimer, with a series of very English crimes - motivated by nothing so sordid as monetary gain or as logical as a criminal conspiracy but rather by something infinitely more respectable - culminating in 20 minutes of virtuoso mayhem that sees Simon Pegg and Nick Frost shooting up the kind of quaint and picturesque village more used to the genteel Sunday teatime likes of The Vicar of Dibley and All Creatures Great and Small. Even the casting of the local Neighbourhood Watch is truly inspired, consisting of (among others), James Bond (Timothy Dalton, whose `supermarket slasher' gets my vote for Best Supporting Actor this year), Callan (Edward Woodward), Bellocq from Raiders of the Lost Ark (Paul Freeman), the nanny from he Omen (Billie Whitelaw) and the villain from Lethal Weapon 3 (Stuart Wilson). And there's been some real thought put into the disposal of the bad guys, which mirror the various murders in gruesomely exaggerated fashion via bear traps, model villages and sea mines. Very pleasing indeed - even the extras on the DVD are unusually entertaining. Yarrp. ...more info
I hope these folks continue to make more movies together. The results are a guaranteed laugh-out-loud experience. Not for all tastes, but for those who enjoyed Shaun of the Dead, you will definitely enjoy this film....more info
- HUMOR GONE AWRY
This movie started with great promise and ended with considerable disappointment. I thought I was in for a bout of dry British humor and satire. But the plot got wilder and wilder, weirder and weirder and less and less funny. It ended in total unreality with a welter of comic-book violence. It was also way too long. Someone should have told the director that sometimes less is more....more info
- Everyone should have this movie
If you're a Simon Pegg fan, you must have this movie! It arrived quickly and I was very pleased....more info
- Hot Fuzz is HOT!
I saw the trailers and thought that this would be a fun movie to see in the theater. What I was when we got there was way beyond my expectations.
I hadn't seen Shawn of the Dead (although I had heard of it) nor do I recall seeing any Simon Pegg movie before. What I came away with was a new favorite set of actors and film makers. These guys were just laugh-out-loud funny. Simon Pegg and his ultra serious, extremely dedicated character made me want to see much, much more of his work. Edgar Wright made me believe he was just a simple little small-town cop.
Definitely a must-see....more info
- A Classic Film With Very Few Flaws
"Hot Fuzz" is one of the greatest satires of all time. It's heartwarming, charming, outrageous and super memorable. If you've seen "Shaun of the Dead" expect the same smorgasbord of genres here. There's a little parody, a little "British TV" comedy, a little drama, a little mystery, a little horror... It's all here! I can honestly call this one of my favorite films.
There are a few comments in this film that I felt were incredibly misplaced. First off the use of the "c" word towards the middle of the film was uncalled for and somewhat that I believe will shock most american viewers. Not tasteful...
Secondly, there are some extremely off color "double entendres" by the female cop that are just flat out gross. These moments are so scarce, you barely remember them when the film ends, but they're always annoying and most uncalled for.
Thirdly, the film is extremely violent... Gushing blood and decapitation are played up for laughs (and I didn't find this element offensive) but if you are squeemish, I wouldn't recommend it.
Awesome movie! I really can't recommend this one enough to viewers willing to ignore a few bumps in the road. ...more info
- "Forget it Nick... it's Sandford."
Officer Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is London's top police officer. He's the best at everything he does and in just a few years on the force has achieved more than the rest of the department put together. He's an excellent officer, but is so good that he's making everyone around him look bad. He's given a promotion that virtually exiles him to the sleepy, dreamy village of Sandford. He's assigned Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) as his partner, a junior officer and son of the local police chief, Frank Butterman (Jim Broadbent). Everything appears to be quiet in the small village until a couple of local actors are found decapitated. Their deaths are ruled an accident, but Angel thinks there's something more going and soon discovers that the residents of the sleepy little village are hiding a dark secret.
HOT FUZZ begins like a typical comical mystery movie. There are some elements that are purposely overdone for comic effect, but the film still retains an aura of mystery and suspense. That is until the last twenty-minutes of the movie. That's when the action-factor of the film kicks into high gear as well as humor meter. When I saw HOT FUZZ for the first time, I was laughing so hard during the last part of the movie that there were a few times I had a hard time breathing. In my opinion, the movie is the funniest film released in 2007.
Recommended for anyone who liked SHAUN OF THE DEAD, people who like action movies, and anyone with a decent sense of humor....more info
Perfect. Arrived with plenty of time to give as a gift, and is still being played. Over and over and over and over.... :]...more info
- Hot Fuzz is a Blast!
A Hilarious movie with the most unlikeliest villians ever. When the best cop on the force is sent to work in the "quietest" town because he makes other cops look bad, all heck breaks loose. Filled with some of the sickest/funniest death scenes ever put on film, it's a great whodunnit....more info
- A British Bellyful of Laughs
British comedies remain an ilk of their own - smart, sassy, full of quips rendered so quickly that many are lost in the ether that propels the plot, and characters who often are such finely-honed parodies that they make us laugh at ourselves. HOT FUZZ is a fine example and it is a film brimming with a cast of some of England's finest talent who seem to be having as much fun as the viewing audience.
Sgt. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is one of London's finest new policemen, expecting a smart career in the big city, but instead is transferred by jealous superiors (including Bill Nighy) to a little village where his rigorous training seems wasted on the sleepy town. After a first night's arrest of youthful pubsters and an inebriate driver, he reports to duty to discover the that his first 'arrest' is to be his partner PC Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) who just happens to be the slow son of the chief, Inspector Butterman (Jim Broadbent). The staff at the police station resembles a vaudeville team played by such fine actors as Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Timothy Dalton etc, not exactly what Angel had in mind as a career advancing opportunity. But soon enough the threads of evil that are beneath the silly facade of the village begin to unravel and what follows is a hilarious, almost Keystone Cop attack on the loonies in this take off of an Agatha Christie plot that curdled.
And that only touches the surface of this witty little farce: the innuendoes pop up out of every situation, giving the astute viewer quiet chuckles throughout the film. Hidden from obvious view are little vignettes by such luminaries as Cate Blanchett, Steve Coogan, and Peter Jackson! Director Edgar Wright, who wrote the script with Simon Pegg, knows his way around the genre and the result is an hysterically funny evening's entertainment. Grady Harp, March 08 ...more info
- Here Come The Fuzz
This is one of the best action movies of the decade. Not only does it purposefully follow other action films but contains tongue in cheek references to the other greats. Simon Pegg is brilliant as Sgt Angel and Timothy Dalton is absolutely despisable as a villian. This movie is great for a laugh and for the over the top action one can expect from modern gun toting cop flicks....more info