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  • Summary: In this action-packed comedy from the makers of "Shaun of the Dead," Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is the finest police officer London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiorsIn this action-packed comedy from the makers of "Shaun of the Dead," Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is the finest police officer London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing -- the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. A small village is about to get some big city justice. (Rogue Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 36 out of 37
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  1. 100
    The good humor bubbles up from a deep reservoir of affection for Hollywood schlock.
  2. It's not hard to imagine these characters in a straight-faced Hollywood blockbuster. And that's the source of Hot Fuzz's genius, pointing out the thin line that separates convention from farce when Hollywood starts throwing its special effects around.
  3. If you see Hot Fuzz, you'll never again watch a Michael Bay film without howling with disrespectful laughter.
  4. 80
    At once deeply affectionate and sharply observed: There's never anything smart-alecky about Wright's approach as a director.
  5. The most originally funny movie to hit U.S. screens in a while.
  6. With Hot Fuzz, you'll just have to settle for semi-hilarity.
  7. All the action is staged with energy, but it gets relentless without anything really funny going on.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 171
  1. ThomasH.
    May 7, 2007
    10
    Enjoyed shawn of the dead so much is was just great seeing most of the cast again in another strange and humorous farce.
  2. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    This has to be the best buddy cop film every created. But is that a surprise? You have Pegg and Wright pulling the strings on the film.This has to be the best buddy cop film every created. But is that a surprise? You have Pegg and Wright pulling the strings on the film. Nothing but pure entertainment. Expand
  3. maxj
    Feb 11, 2009
    10
    Very funny and full of silly and fun action and an impressive storyline makes me want to watch it over and over again.
  4. DaveF
    Aug 6, 2007
    9
    Hilariously over-the-top, but also subtle and inventive. I was expecting a (real) British Austin Powers, but got something brilliant. Hilariously over-the-top, but also subtle and inventive. I was expecting a (real) British Austin Powers, but got something brilliant. Definitely one-ups Shawn of the Dead. Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2011
    8
    "Hot Fuzz" blows off the movie core with mind-less action, agreeable humor (that has no penis jokes), and bad ass performances by Simon Pegg"Hot Fuzz" blows off the movie core with mind-less action, agreeable humor (that has no penis jokes), and bad ass performances by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Every minute is a blast, every second is worth the watch.

    ! NOTE-I GAVE THE WRONG SCORE FOR THE FIRST ONE!
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  6. JayC.
    Apr 22, 2007
    8
    [***SPOILERS***] During the first half I kept thinking, "British humor can be funny, but so far this is not". Then Simon opens up the weapons [***SPOILERS***] During the first half I kept thinking, "British humor can be funny, but so far this is not". Then Simon opens up the weapons cache room and gets a white horse. In spite of all the shooting and mayhem, the death toll is low and the laughs are super. There are many little zany moments (stopping for the bird, drop-kicking the old lady with the shotgun, was it a real town in miniture?) You have to see it to believe it, and then you aren't totally sure about everything that happened. Expand
  7. TedL.
    May 25, 2007
    0
    One of the worst films I've ever seen. The slam-bang editing was used to cover up the fact that nothing interesting, talented or funny One of the worst films I've ever seen. The slam-bang editing was used to cover up the fact that nothing interesting, talented or funny was going on. It has an overbearing sound mix from hell. A total assault on my senses and sensibilities. Now original wit or creativity at all. Don't wast your time. Major disappointment on all levels. Expand

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