DVD Release: 07/31 & 11/27/2007
2 hours, 1 minute
FULL PRICE ($$$$)
“Man, that's off the fucking chain!”
The combined creative genius behind “Shaun of the Dead,” Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost reunite to wreak havoc and hilarity on the action genre. Pegg plays Nicholas Angel, a stellar police officer in the London Metropolitan Police Service. Angel is so good, in fact, that he is promoted to sergeant and then quickly reassigned to the rural
“Hot Fuzz” is a great homage to the myriad of police and vigilante action films produced by
Though it drags at first, the story of Angel and Danny picks up quickly and ends in a fevered frenzy of hilarity and carnage. The dialogue is quick and witty, though audiences less comfortable with English accents may need a second viewing to catch all the jokes. Heck, most folks will want a second viewing simply because it’s one of the few films well-written and well-executed enough to warrant audiences shilling for multiple screenings.
I expected a silly story with tons of flying bullets, car chases, explosions and the like. “Hot Fuzz” does not disappoint in the least. “Fuzz” actually excels in the gore and violence quotient. Gallons of blood, bruises on top of bruises, and just plain gruesome incidents will have even the strongest stomachs turn a bit squeamish. No good cop flick can survive without a healthy dose of foul language and “Fuzz’ doesn’t disappoint. Nor does it disappoint with cameos. A couple of uncredited cameos that went right over my head but for those very, very observant, maybe you can pick up on them.
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In all honesty, “Hot Fuzz” is a film you really can’t get into too many details about without ruining a thoroughly enjoyable film for audiences. Silly, witty, graphic, action-packed, and flat-out hilarious are just a few of the words that describe “Hot Fuzz.” So before I lose my composure and start spewing the details, go see why the “Fuzz” is getting all the buzz.