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Hot Fuzz (2007)



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 once respectable track record is steadily soiled by the hyper-competent actions of one lone overachiever, Sergeant Angel's superiors at the Met soon determine to remedy their problem by relocating the decorated constable to the West Country village of Sanford -- where tranquil garden parties and neighborhood watch meetings stand in stark contrast to the violent crime and heated gunplay of the city. As Sergeant Angel does his best to adjust to the relative calm of his new environment, his oafish new partner Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) strives to gain the respect of his fellow constables while sustaining himself on fantasies of his favorite action films and police shows. Later, just as it begins to appear as if Sergeant Angel has been relegated to an uneventful existence in the relative calm of the countryside, a series of horrific "accidents" lead him to suspect that the tranquil hamlet of Sanford has fallen prey to a sinister plot which reeks of foul play. Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Steve Coogan, and Martin Freeman co-star in the Edgar Wright film. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
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
Rogue Pictures/Focus Features - Official Site


Simon Pegg
as Sgt. Nicholas Angel
Nick Frost
as PC Danny Butterman
Jim Broadbent
as Insp. Frank Butterma...
Steve Coogan
as Metropolitan Police ...
Edward Woodward
as Tom Weaver
Paddy Considine
as DS Andy Wainwright
Olivia Colman
as PC Doris Thatcher
Bill Nighy
as Metropolitan Chief I...
Robert Popper
as `Not' Janine
Kevin Wilson
as Butcher Brother
Martin Freeman (II)
as Met Sergeant
Nicholas Wilson
as Butcher Brother
Rafe Spall
as DC Andy Cartwright
Kevin Eldon
as Sgt. Tony Fisher
Karl Johnson
as PC Bob Walker
Tim Barlow
as Mr. Treacher
Ben McKay
as Peter Cocker
Rory McCann
as Michael
David Bradley
as Arthur Webley
Colin Michael Carmic...
as Heston Services Cler...
Maria Charlès
as Mrs. Reaper
Alexander King
as Aaron A. Aaronson
Cate Blanchett
as Jeanine (uncredited)
Peter Jackson
as Santa (uncredited)
Lucy Punch
as Eve Draper
Peter Wight
as Roy Porter
Julia Deakin
as Mary Porter
Bill Bailey
as Sgt. Turner
Paul Freeman
as Rev. Philip Shooter
Trevor Nichols
as Greg Prosser
Graham Low
as The Living Statue
Patricia Franklin
as Annette Roper
Anne Reid
as Leslie Tiller
Kenneth Cranham
as James Reaper
Adam Buxton
as Tim Messenger
Stephen Merchant
as Peter Ian Staker
Ron Cook
as George Merchant
David Threlfall
as Martin Blower
Timothy Dalton
as Simon Skinner
Eric Mason
as Bernard Cooper
Billie Whitelaw
as Joyce Cooper
Tom Strode Walton
as Underage Drinker No....
Stuart Wilson
as Dr. Robin Hatcher
Rory Lowings
as Underage Drinker No....
Lorraine Hilton
as Amanda Paver
Elizabeth Elvin
as Sheree Prosser
Troy Woollan
as Underage Drinker No....
as Saxon
as The Swan
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News & Interviews for Hot Fuzz

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
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.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


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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