Hot Fuzz (DVD, 2007, Widescreen)
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|Film Country:||United Kingdom|
Total Film - Andy Lowe (04/01/2007)
Premiere - Glenn Kenny (04/01/2007)
Sight and Sound - Sight and Sound Critic (04/01/2007)
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (04/19/2007)
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (04/27/2007)
New York Times - Manohla Dargis (04/18/2007)
Box Office - Annlee Ellingson (05/01/2007)
Ultimate DVD - Chris Prince (06/29/2007)
Uncut - Uncut Staff (08/01/2007)
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- animpotteryFeb 1, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
A fast paced comedic thrill ride...
- captainmccannDec 29, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
I loved it!
- tmtimeJul 16, 2007by
Shaun of the Dead Lovers Must See!!
After splitting my guts watching Shaun of the Dead I couldnt wait for the release of Hot Fuzz since it comprises of some of the same cast.
So it was with both great excitement and the apprehension of living upto one of my favourite spoofs that I walked into the screening. But, as it turns out, I had nothing to worry about because Hot Fuzz exceeded all my expectations.
It’s just as hysterical as all previous spoofs—and maybe even more so. The humor is dark and clever —and there’s plenty of it. And Hot Fuzz still has its share of Wright’s shockingly wacky violence, without the zombies. Along with the loiterers and underage drinkers, there’s also a mysterious, black-caped villain, who resorts to beheadings, explosions, and any other means necessary.
Despite the hints about the murderer along the way, you’ll still be in for an amusing surprise or two before the whole thing ends, just as it should—in classic over-the-top cop-movie style.
With its non-stop action and comedy, Hot Fuzz keeps you on your seat till the very end. And it doesn’t hurt that Pegg and Frost have great comic chemistry. Pegg makes a brilliant straight man, and Frost is hilarious as his dim-witted but ever-eager sidekick. Together, they make Hot Fuzz quite possibly the funnies cop movie around today.
And don't forget to watch the extra's on the DVD!Read full review
- juicysnotsJul 10, 2007by
Absolutely Side-Hurting Hilarious !!!!
Having successfully sent up the Zombie film in the delightfully daft "Shaun of the Dead", Writer/Director Edgar Wright, Writer/Actor Simon Pegg and actor Nick Frost is back.
This time, the gang sets its sights on the action movie with the wild, wonderful, and completely hysterical "Hot Fuzz". It is only April, too early to start talking about "Best-Ofs" for 2007, but this perfectly executed piece sets the bar awfully high for every other comedy destined to come out this year. It is nothing short of genius.
The movie takes on a wide range of targets, most particularly the oeuvre of Jerry Bruckheimer and others of that ilk; also the singularly British Village Murder Mystery with shades of Agatha Christie with a HUGE nod to "The Wicker Man". There is even a blink-and-you-miss-it reference to "Chinatown".
Wright and Pegg have taken all of these touchstones and flawlessly synthesized them into a loopy fish-out-of-water tale.
London Cop Nicholas Angel (Pegg), with his multiple Citations for Heroism and gaudy arrest record (400% higher than average), is making the rest of the 'Force' look bad. As his reward, he is promoted to Sergeant and transferred to tiny Sandford, a bucolic village where a Swan on the loose might end up being the biggest case of the year.
Not that the little town does not fear crime.
Tom Weaver (Edward Woodward) heads the Neighborhood Alliance, a watch group that keeps the entire place under 24/7 video surveillance, keeping a particular eye out for loitering teens ("hoodies") and street performers, such as the "Living Statue." If he isn't stamped out, Weaver fears, "We'll be up to our balls in jugglers." - LOL
In short, Sandford is a nightmare for a Type-A hard case like Angel. It does not help that with the exception of fatherly Inspector Frank Butterman (Jim Broadbent) and his dim-witted Constable son, Danny (Frost), other cops delight in tweaking him.
Angel is bored and unhappy, but just about the time that Danny introduces him to the delights of American Action Movies, such as "Point Break" and "Bad Boys II", a series of seeming accidents leads him to believe that a killer is on the loose. Could the lack of any real crime be making Angel mental or is life in Sandford not nearly as peaceful as it seems?
"Hot Fuzz" piles on the references to other films, but they are so seamlessly integrated that even someone walking into the theater without a real familiarity with those movies is likely to get the joke. It is hard not to laugh when a poker-faced, completely humorless soul like Angel is put in the position of chasing waterfowl; and it only gets better as Sandford does its work on him and, despite himself, Angel starts to evolve.
Once again, Pegg and Frost prove that they are one dynamic duo, opposing personalities that produce amiable chemistry and pitch-perfect timing.
Wright appears to be having the time of his life, directing a series of action set pieces in the most unlikely of settings that ape their deadly serious and much bigger budget Hollywood counterparts.
Try not to speed too much on the way to your local multiplex, lest Nick Angel pull you over but absolutely DO NOT miss this !! Race to see and get "Hot Fuzz". It's a supremely arresting comedy !!!!
5-STAR !!!! ***** PERFECT !!!!Read full review
- cannonclubonlin...Jan 3, 2012by
Makes you want to start working as a policeman in the English Countryside!
People who thought the cop-comedy genre was finished should definitely see this creative film which will pluck those heart strings & have you slapping that knee while feasting your eyes on the adrenaline fueled action! Hot Fuzz satirizes American action films in a way that an American satire would not. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg don't simply spoof the plot threads and the car chases. They know the smaller details of Hollywood's formula, as they exemplify with its continuous references to the scene in Point Break where Keanu Reeves fires his gun into the sky in anger & the scene in Bad Boys II where Martin Lawrence, in a circling tracking shot, says, "S*** just got real." Not only do they tackle those less clear characteristics of Hollywood, they also perfectly portray people who talk about awesome scenes in action movies, hilariously by Nick Frost. The film is brilliantly in precise tune with the American mainstream action adventure.
Putting Simon Pegg & Nick Frost in a film together has to be the most hilarious combination since "Cheech & Chong", except we know these people are going to be a bit unusual because we are dealing with the English. This film worked all the way through & rocked when it came to keeping us all in a state of careful suspense. You might begin to think that Simon's reassignment to the country might make for a very boring story, however, we soon find out that that is the furthest thing from the fact. We suddenly start realizing that there is something desperately wrong with this town.
Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a top cop transferred from London to a place where finding a missing swan is about as exciting as it gets. Intimidated by his arrest record, his cameo-appearance superior officers (Martin Freeman, Steven Coogan, & Bill Nighy) transfer him from the busy streets of London to the sleepy village of Sandford to keep him out of the way and balance the books, because, to be honest, he's making the rest of them look bad. A big cop in a small town, Angel sees murders & conspiracies where the cameo cast of cops and locals see accidents, but, with the help of his partner Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), it's not long before he discovers that not everything in Sandford is quite what it seems. However, things are about to change as there are a few "accidents". Can Angel & his new partner local boy Danny (Nick Frost) find out what's happening? The storyline is all but just absolutely hilarious! This is an incredibly funny, witty, intelligent British comedy that manages to bring you to tears with laughter & also offers extremely well directed and executed action scenes! If you liked the likes of Shaun of the Dead, you'll love this, simple as that. I was oddly surprised to find that it was incredibly violent, albeit, in a cartoon-ish way, but it will definitely make you squint. The sheer rashness & ridiculousness of it all would put this film up there with the likes of "Monty Python & the Holy Grail". The irony in this film is that it takes place in the serenely beautiful English countryside. In some ways, the film is very important for Americans to see. It delves deeply into the conscious social mannerisms of the English, & parodies the timid insular English village life. Perhaps the most brilliant element is the intertwining of a big-budget action film with gimmicks, a desperately fast pace, & a quaint, atmospheric English village given the secrets-of-its-own flavor, & an Agatha Christie-style expository structure.Read full review