Hot Fuzz Reviews

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 10, 2007
Hilarious and intelligent in every frame, the brilliance of "Hot Fuzz" is simply arresting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire
June 8, 2007
Pegg in a stellar comic performance lifts the film from being a mere applaudable satire to a first-class entertainment. Imagine Jimmy Stewart in "Animal House" or Steve McQueen in "Road Trip."
May 19, 2007
Hot Fuzz n'a donc rien à envier aux productions dont il soutire ses grandes lignes, lesquelles servent généralement un récit qui a le culot de se prendre au sérieux
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 14, 2007
The dialogue is packed with jokes and the script is packed with subtle sight gags and references to other cop movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 12, 2007
Not quite as inspired as Shaun of the Dead but near as damn it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Karina Montgomery
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 6, 2007
The soaring, rocking climax more than justifies any pacing issues mid-movie and pays off perfectly with the same winking deftness that Arrested Development episodes exhibited when tying multiple lines together.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
May 5, 2007
Wright and Pegg have clearly done their homework; their familiarity with action movie cliches is deep enough that they don't always have to go for the easy or obvious joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 2, 2007
The characters are more fully rounded than the heroes of the Bruckheimer films being aped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 2, 2007
After seeing Hot Fuzz I doubt it'll be possible to keep a straight face during a Michael Bay movie again --assuming one could ever do such a thing in the first place.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 1, 2007
Hot Fuzz feels like the work of a bunch of friends who sat around overdosing on action movies before deciding that they should go and make their own. With some films, what I've just written would be an insult; with this one, it's a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 28, 2007
Starts looking exactly like the films it's parodying.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
April 28, 2007
When a true comic masterpiece comes around that's truly a cause for celebration. Start celebrating: it's here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Julian Roman
MovieWeb
April 28, 2007
This film doesn't rely on cheap gags or fart jokes for its humor. Hot Fuzz is what you expect from a good satire, a lot of laughs, smart writing, and a cast talented enough to deliver the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
April 27, 2007
Any movie that so tightly and sincerely loves "Point Break" can't be bad. Riotously funny and righteously explosive on its own terms, "Hot Fuzz" is the sharpest, cheekiest, most rollicking action-comedy since "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
April 27, 2007
Outrageously funny... The movies Pegg and Wright are parodying are mindless, yet the movie they've made is marvelously witty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
April 26, 2007
'Hot Fuzz' pokes fun at buddy cop movie clichés, but Wright also delivers action scenes worthy of the films he's satirizing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
April 26, 2007
Fans of both British humor and American action flicks will be well pleased by this charming comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
April 26, 2007
Like a more carefree Tarantino, obviously the product of guys intoxicated by the strange wine of B-cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
April 26, 2007
It's so effortlessly formed, so wholly its own entity that you consistently find yourself giddy with satisfaction at how good the film makes you feel. In a domain that's forgotten how to satisfy, Hot Fuzz is the very definition of a crowd pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
April 25, 2007
I had to ask myself: am I really watching what is, in essence, Michael Bay's Midsomer Murders? I realized yes. Yes I am.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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