Hot Fuzz (2007)

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Critic Consensus: The brilliant minds behind Shaun of the Dead successfully take a shot at the buddy cop genre with Hot Fuzz. The result is a bitingly satiric and hugely entertaining parody.


Movie Info

A top London cop who is so good at his job that he makes his fellow officers look like slackers by comparison is "promoted" to serve in the sleepy village of Sandford in this contemporary action comedy from the creators of Shaun of the Dead. Police constable Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) always gets his man, but these days his impeccable record seems to be more indicative of his fellow officers' shortcomings than his own formidable skills as a keeper of the peace. Loathe to stand idly by as their … More

Rating: R (for violent content including some graphic images, and language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Natascha Wharton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 31, 2007
Box Office: $23.6M
Runtime:
Rogue Pictures/Focus Features - Official Site

Cast


as Nicholas Angel, Sgt....

as PC Danny Butterman

as Insp. Frank Butterma...

as Metropolitan Police ...

as Tom Weaver

as DS Andy Wainwright

as PC Doris Thatcher

as Metropolitan Chief I...

as `Not' Janine

as Butcher Brother

as Met Sergeant

as Butcher Brother

as DC Andy Cartwright

as Sgt. Tony Fisher

as PC Bob Walker

as Mr. Treacher

as Peter Cocker

as Michael

as Arthur Webley

as Heston Services Cler...

as Mrs. Reaper

as Aaron A. Aaronson

as Jeanine (uncredited)

as Santa (uncredited)

as Eve Draper

as Tina

as Roy Porter

as Mary Porter

as Sgt. Turner

as Rev. Philip Shooter

as Greg Prosser

as The Living Statue

as Annette Roper

as Leslie Tiller

as James Reaper

as Tim Messenger

as Peter Ian Staker

as George Merchant

as Martin Blower

as Simon Skinner

as Bernard Cooper

as Joyce Cooper

as Underage Drinker No....

as Dr. Robin Hatcher

as Underage Drinker No....

as Amanda Paver

as Sheree Prosser

as Underage Drinker No....

as Saxon

as The Swan
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Critic Reviews for Hot Fuzz

All Critics (199) | Top Critics (48)

It's such a vibrant goof, so full of love both for the movies and for its cast of ridiculous characters that you forgive it the odd soggy stretch.

Full Review… | August 18, 2007
Slate
Top Critic

It's a perfect spoof of the once popular action genre, that's highlighted by the chemistry of Pegg and Frost.

Full Review… | April 29, 2014
Film Geek Central

Manages to find humor not just in the mundane existence of a small town but also in the overblown nature of action films. And, it works as an action movie on its own.

Full Review… | January 19, 2014
7M Pictures

Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright's follow-up to his extremely popular zombie satire Shaun of the Dead (2004), improves on the latter's strong points in every conceivable way while drastically tightening up its weakest elements.

Full Review… | March 13, 2011
Film and Felt

Works because they set out to make a faithful genre picture just as equally as a comedy. The film is even funnier because they never sacrifice plot or character for a laugh.

Full Review… | June 9, 2010

From paying homage to Michael Bay's camera motions to kicking an old lady square in the kisser, this film holds nothing back and fires away with tons of laughs.

Full Review… | April 18, 2010
Film School Rejects

Audience Reviews for Hot Fuzz

Not as good as Shaun of the Dead but decent fun.

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

½

A hilariously great mash-up of bad buddy cop action movies about a straight-edge cop (Simon Pegg) who is promoted and relocated to a mysterious town inhabited by strange people, and how he discovers there is more to the town than meets the eye. Pegg's performance is its usual stuff, absolutely outstanding and brilliant in many respects, with a buddy (Nick Frost) and bad guy (Timothy Dalton) that make this movie an awesome ride all the way through. The energy director Edgar Wright gives this movie thanks to his kinetic film-making style is absolutely infectious, and the result is an outstanding comedy with a dynamite conclusion that makes this film a must-see.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

The trio of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost succeed in this buddy-cop bonanza. Hot Fuzz supplies plenty of hysteria along with its fantastic direction and plot (even though it may be hard to catch on a times). It culminates to its grand finale and climatic action sequence that's action-packed every step of the way, making this film surprisingly entertaining as a result. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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