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InShaun of the Dead, it was the zombie movie and the anomie of modern life. InHot 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 ofWillow Man-style evil. Upon his arrival, Chief Butterman (Jim Broadbent) partners Angel with his daft son, Danny (Nick Frost, Pegg'sShaunco-star), who aspires to kick criminal "arse" like the slick duo inBad 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 inShaun, 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. ThoughHot Fuzzearns 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
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CastJim Broadbent, Kenneth Cranham, Timothy Dalton, Julia Deakin, Patricia Franklin
DVD Release Date:  July 31, 2007
Runtime:  121 minutes
Studio:  Universal Studios
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review by . June 05, 2013
   Simon Pegg plays a London police officer who is too good at his job. After making the other London police officers look bad, his boss decides to send him to a small town in the country side, where he joins the local police force. However, after some mysterious 'accidents' he find that his new life won't be as boring as he thought.      Full of action and gore, this comedy is definitely one for the horror/mystery fans out there. To get the most out of …
review by . April 11, 2012
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**** out of ****    Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) finds himself the victim of "for-the-hell-of-it" logic. An intelligent, fast-talking police officer in London's Metropolitan Police Service; he is one day called into the office of his superiors, where they proceed to give him a lecture on how good he is at what he does, and how his thorough and consistent goodness has led them to make the very tough decision of transferring him to a smaller town, supposedly to spare the embarrassment …
Quick Tip by . July 14, 2010
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Smart spoof of police action TV shows in addition to making smart criticisms of big government.
review by . May 24, 2008
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Pros: A good flick with some interesting twists     Cons: Not hilarious like it was made out to be; excessive gore; long setup     The Bottom Line: It's not as funny as I thought it would be (but I was warned), but it still managed to be an oddly decent film.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. I recently rediscovered the magic that is the library—free rental on books, music, and CDs. Take that …
review by . March 04, 2008
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Officer Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is London's top police officer. He's the best at everything he does and in just a few years on the force has achieved more than the rest of the department put together. He's an excellent officer, but is so good that he's making everyone around him look bad. He's given a promotion that virtually exiles him to the sleepy, dreamy village of Sandford. He's assigned Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) as his partner, a junior officer and son of the local police chief, Frank …
review by . March 08, 2008
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British comedies remain an ilk of their own - smart, sassy, full of quips rendered so quickly that many are lost in the ether that propels the plot, and characters who often are such finely-honed parodies that they make us laugh at ourselves. HOT FUZZ is a fine example and it is a film brimming with a cast of some of England's finest talent who seem to be having as much fun as the viewing audience.    Sgt. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is one of London's finest new policemen, expecting …
review by . September 25, 2007
I couldn't help but to laugh throughout this film. The beginning of Hot Fuzz presents us with a cop called Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) who has the best arrest record in his station (400% better to be exact). But while in America this would be a cause for admiration and pats on the back, here it's bad form. He's making everyone else look bad. So therefore he's sent to the country, to a place that has no crime and a place that has won the village of the year competition. Which he later found himself …
review by . September 12, 2007
The creative forces behind the comedic take on zombie flicks, "Shaun of the Dead," give us their interpretation of "every action movie ever made" with "Hot Fuzz." Fans of "Dead" will immediately notice headliner Simon Pegg as Nicholas Angel, a London policeman who's excellence in service forces his superiors to ship him to a small country town in order to protect their own reputations. "Dead" fans will also recognize his bumbling sidekick played by Nick Frost. The duo quickly find plenty of trouble …
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