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In Shaun of the Dead, it was the zombie movie and the anomie of modern life. In Hot Fuzz, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg set their sights on the buddy cop blockbuster and the eccentric English village. The two worlds collide when overachieving London officer Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is promoted to sergeant. The catch is that he's being transferred to Agatha Christie country. His superiors (the comic trifecta of Martin Campbell, Steve Coogan, and Bill Nighy) explain that he's making the rest of the force look bad. On the surface, Sandford is a sleepy little burg where the most egregious crimes, like loitering, are committed by hoody-sporting schoolboys. In truth, it's a hotbed of Willow Man-style evil. Upon his arrival, Chief Butterman (Jim Broadbent) partners Angel with his daft son, Danny (Nick Frost, Pegg's Shaun co-star), who aspires to kick criminal "arse" like the slick duo in Bad Boys II. When random citizens start turning up dead, he gets his chance. With the worshipful Danny at his side, Angel shows his cake-eating colleagues how things are done in the big city. As in Shaun, their previous picture, Wright and Pegg hit their targets more often than not. With the success of that debut comes a bigger budget for car chases, shoot-outs, and fiery explosions. Though Hot Fuzz earns its R-rating with salty language and grisly deaths, the tone is more good-natured than mean-spirited. A wall-to-wall soundtrack of boisterous British favorites, like the Kinks, T-Rex, and Sweet, contributes to the fast-paced fun. --Kathleen C. Fennessy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great British comedy. If you like Shaun of the Dead and related movie writing this is your cup of tea :) It's funny but I didn't remember the graphic murder scenes which made my... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Elly
One of my absolutely favourite films! I laugh every single time and I've watched it more than a dozen times!! This blu-ray has an exceptionally crisp picture (as it should! Read morePublished 10 months ago by Rebecca S.
Yes, definitely a must see movie if you like quirky spoofs on cops, England, Agatha Christie etc. The Angel character is an OCD guy that no one likes but in this English village,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Anastasia Amor
this movie took a while to get into, very offbeat to say the least but any fan of simon pegg (run fat boy run, star trek, shaun of the dead) should definitely get this. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2013 by trekkerkev
My favorite movie in the genre - A must have!!!
To me everything in this movie is so epic - need to watch in English but the French translation is well dubbed! Read more
The movie is excellent beyond any expectations and with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright involved there really isn't anything else needed to gauge how good this movie will... Read morePublished on March 22 2013 by Michael Barlow
Brilliantly silly like the best British comedies and totally hilarious. A must see if you like to laugh. But there's also an underlying thread of loneliness and disaffection. Read morePublished on March 2 2013 by D. Marois
The best of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, don't miss it. The Collector's edition might be a bit overkill if you haven't seen it before.Published on Feb. 8 2011 by JF le super cheval