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Hot Fuzz Reviews

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Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
March 27, 2007
Another middle of the road movie in which most of the best bits were already blown in the trailers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Curtis
London Evening Standard
February 16, 2007
Wright and Pegg's second film isn't as good as their first. That's a common enough problem and Shaun of the Dead raised ridiculously high expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
February 16, 2007
The same impish [Spaced] spirit is uncorked here, but it has been fatally indulged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 28, 2007
Starts looking exactly like the films it's parodying.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 20, 2007
Hot Fuzz is warm at the beginning, too cool in the middle and boiling at the end -- which makes it too close to lukewarm.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 11, 2007
A pace and a premise that defies gravity, sending some of the laughs over some heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
April 19, 2007
There isn't a scene in Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz that's as deliriously funny as his minute-long contribution to Grindhouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 16, 2007
The film that Hot Fuzz reminded me of most was The Boys In Blue, in which Cannon and Ball played rural bobbies suddenly confronted with a real crime to solve. As you can probably guess, it wasn't much cop. And neither is this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 18, 2007
Serpico meets the zombies at high noon as Pegg and Frost take a stab at the mock buddy cop movie with some funny lines but overall mixed results.
| Original Score: 6/10
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
April 19, 2007
Sitting through this 2 hour, four minute gawdawful mess was literally painful.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
April 20, 2007
All the action is staged with energy, but it gets relentless without anything really funny going on.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
April 24, 2007
The sensibility is Jerry Bruckheimer at Ealing Studios, and it doesn't work; the British whimsy and deadpan observational humor is overwhelmed by the tiresome bloat, blood and noise lifted from the spoofed source material.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
April 20, 2007
For a movie based on the stunted mental development and perfect action timing of American crime-fighting pics, Hot Fuzz has surprisingly little idea of how to get to its point, or when.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 21, 2007
Desperation undercuts potential comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
February 16, 2007
It's the lack of any serious intent that means too much of it is desperately unamusing, and unamusingly desperate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 19, 2007
Looks comparable to Shaun, but underneath, it's an inferior film
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
April 20, 2007
Overall Hot Fuzz could use a bit more speed to outrun its demons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 20, 2007
Director Edgar Wright, scripting with star Simon Pegg, winds it up and lets it fly. The result, even hitting its target, tends to splat.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
April 21, 2007
Simply put, Hot Fuzz is like an Agatha Christie novel directed by Michael Bay, with some graphic death scenes thrown in for good measure
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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