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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 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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    100
    The best, surely the smartest, English-language movie of the year to date.
  2. In addition to the marvelous lead cast, all sorts of funny performers show up in cameo roles, including Steve Coogan, Bill Nighy, and Timothy Dalton.
  3. Pegg and Wright are armed with an endlessly impressive arsenal of attention grabbers, from witty editing tricks to a wry soundtrack and a joke-packed script that demands multiple viewings.
  4. Since Mr. Wright and Mr. Pegg are essentially parodying self-parodies, they have also smartly kinked up their conceit by setting most of the film in a sleepy village that might as well be called Ye Old English Towne, thereby wedding one of the most irritating British exports to one of the most absurd American ones. Think of it as "The Full Monty" blown to smithereens.
  5. The most originally funny movie to hit U.S. screens in a while.
  6. It's bloody carnage - or it's ketchup, or bolognese sauce, at the very least.
  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: 12 out of 165
  1. Aug 17, 2010
    10
    Very funny movie, Simon Pegg is a great and very funny actor. There are countless things I laughed at whilst watching this movie, from the SWAN!!!!! to the bar gun fight scene. Hilarious movie, worth watching. Expand
  2. Aug 5, 2012
    10
    Amazing. The best action movie and the best comedy movie. All Edgar Wright films never disappoint and this is his best. It's awesome, intense, thrilling, hilarious, violent and it blows my mind every time I watch it. I think it's cheap on iTunes so everyone should go check Hot Fuzz out. Expand
  3. Sep 2, 2013
    10
    This is my very favourite film ever. I think I've watched it 6 times and I still discovered little funny details I hadn't spotted the 5 previous times. Hot fuzz is absolutely brilliant, as by the story it relates than by the background or the characters or the references to other films or the actors... I think we can compare watching this film to eating a huge chocolate egg which contains big chocolate eggs which themselves contain other chocolate eggs etc... We don't know when finding new tiny eggs will stop Expand
  4. Sep 28, 2011
    9
    Another fantastic movie by the people who brought us Shaun of the Dead and the newly released Paul, it's funny, action packed, and just plain awesome, it does have a darker sense of humor that the other movie they have done, but this is my opinion the best of the three, and once again Simon Pegg and Nick Frost do a fantastic job together, honestly I highly recommend this, you will not be disappointed, a must see. Expand
  5. May 26, 2013
    9
    Una buena pelicula de comedia acerca de policias es esta, mucha accion y muchas risas, esta es una pelicula divertida, graciosa y a la vez misteriosa.
  6. Mar 12, 2013
    8
    It's a dumb movie, but there's a big difference between simply dumb and hilariously dumb and Hot Fuzz certainly belongs to the latter. Edgar Wright knows how to parody stuff and he did it right again with this 2007 cop mockery. The screenplay is great, the line of high-class British film-stars in the cast is awfully funny, and the numerous running gags and cult film references will give every movie lover a reason to keep Hot Fuzz in their DVD rack. It does get exaggeratedly dumb at times and 116 minutes are maybe a smidge too long, but that's totally venial, considering how awesome the rest of the movie is. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2011
    2
    *sigh* the amount of terrible 'humour' in this joke of film is insane. once more, Simon Pegg graces with his terrible acting ability and once more gives me a disk and case to throw on the ground, and stomp all over. Expand

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