Hot Fuzz
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A top London cop who is so good at his job that he makes his fellow officers look like slackers by comparison is "promoted" to serve in the sleepy village of Sandford in this contemporary action comedy from the creators of Shaun of the Dead. Police constable Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) always gets his man, but these days his impeccable record seems to be more indicative of his fellow officers' shortcomings than his own formidable skills as a keeper of the peace. Loathe to stand idly by as their once respectable track record is steadily soiled by the hyper-competent actions of one… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Hot Fuzz is everything an action-comedy should be. It achieves through parody what most films in the genre can't accomplish straight."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"It's a perfect spoof of the once popular action genre, that's highlighted by the chemistry of Pegg and Frost."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"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."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, DCist
"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."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Wright and Pegg have topped Shaun of the Dead by trans(atlantic)planting a whole gaggle of genres."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Nervous yet, Hollywood? Better make room for a few more lads."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"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."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"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."
‑ Neil Miller, Film School Rejects
"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."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"The movie duly quickens into pursuits of every speed, and the homage to action thrillers is there in the smallest detail; the clicking of a ballpoint pen, say, is amplified to sound as menacing as the cocking of a gun."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Because this culture-clash comedy has real characters, a real story and a real big payoff, the two-hour length is a light sentence."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"There's real fondness not just for the crash-a-tons being referenced, but also for a homey, practically imaginary England"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"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."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & Review
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