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Hot Fuzz Reviews

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central
April 29, 2014
It's a perfect spoof of the once popular action genre, that's highlighted by the chemistry of Pegg and Frost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 19, 2014
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt
March 13, 2011
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 | Original Score: 70/100
June 9, 2010
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 | Original Score: 9/10
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
April 18, 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 | Original Score: A+
Fernando F. Croce
August 27, 2009
There's real fondness not just for the crash-a-tons being referenced, but also for a homey, practically imaginary England
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
The opening premise of Hot Fuzz is like the recipe for a simple concept comedy: overachieving cop in underachieving village, and it works to set the all important tone in this funnily ridiculous film.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
September 4, 2008
The makers of Shaun of the Dead have done it again. This time they have combined a classic cop-buddy movie with a quaint town in England, and yes, laughs definitely ensue.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
It's overlong and not always precisely on target but neither self-congratulating nor condescending -- and a fine, funny contribution to English-American mutual amusement besides.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Biodrowski
July 5, 2008
... as if a cop movie spoof had been awkwardly rammed into a seriously splatter film, with a big, violent blowout finale to blur the lines between the two.
May 19, 2008
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Bad Boys meets Shaun of the Dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin A. Ranson
October 9, 2007
... lives up to expectations even if it can't exceed the hype.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
October 5, 2007
Yet another excellent mélange of movie genres from Britain's team of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 20, 2007
It's a movie that is literally, painfully funny, insofar as I occasionally laughed so hard that I thought my chest was about to collapse.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Top Critic
Dana Stevens
August 18, 2007
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.
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Past a certain point, one requires more from smart and enthusiastic fans than a reiteration of their fanhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
July 19, 2007
With a fine image and sound transfer and a worthwhile collection of hearty extras, Hot Fuzz is now in the running for the title of DVD of the Year.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Mr. Wright is a talented filmmaker who has clearly studied the masters of the genre he's roasting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 9, 2007
Edgar Wright and co. aim their blazing automatics directly at the insularity, small-mindedness and tacit bigotry of little Britain.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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