Hot Fuzz (Widescreen Edition)
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Get ready for a gut-busting, outrageous comedy from the guys that created Shaun of the Dead. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a big-city cop who can't be stopped - but he's making everyone else on the force look bad. When he is reassigned to a small, quiet town, he struggles with this new, seemingly idyllic world and his bumbling partner (Nick Frost). But their dull existence is interrupted by several grisly and suspicious accidents, and the crime-fighting duo turn up the heat and hand out high-octane, car-chasing, gun-fighting big-city justice in this hilarious hit critics are calling "Outrageous! Uproariously Funny!" (Thelma Adams, US Weekly).
In Shaun of the Dead, it was the zombie movie and the anomie of modern life. In Hot 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 of Willow Man-style evil. Upon his arrival, Chief Butterman (Jim Broadbent) partners Angel with his daft son, Danny (Nick Frost, Pegg's Shaun co-star), who aspires to kick criminal "arse" like the slick duo in Bad 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 in Shaun, 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. Though Hot Fuzz earns 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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In the story, Simon Pegg is a London policeman who's doing his job too well and showing up the others. He's promoted, but he's also transferred to the small, quiet town of Sandford, where watching the grass grow is about as exciting as it gets. When a series of accidental deaths start looking like homicides to Pegg, he begins his own investigation, since no one else believes that they were anything but unfortunate accidents, and discovers a sinister plot. At this point, things progress rapidly to an unbelievably bloody, action-filled climax.
It's one of the funniest movies I've seen since... well, Shaun of the Dead. It's a film where if you're not laughing until you're out of breath, you're groaning. It's also quite gruesome, which is where the "R" rating comes from. And it probably set a record in spoofing clichés from just about every major action film made in the last 20-30 years.
Hot Fuzz is my favorite of the three, a cop buddy film with tons of references to other action movies.
In this film Simon plays overachieving English Metro police officer Nick Angel who gets transferred to the sleepy village Sandford, Gloucestershire.
Here Nick Angel joins the local Police dept. and works with Frank Butterman(Nick Frost), a very laid-back small town cop obsessed with snacks and action movies.
A series of grisly 'accidents' cause the premature demise of some of Sandford's residents. Nick and Frank uncover a conspiracy involving a perfectly cast Timothy Dalton as arrogant supermarket manager Simon Skinner.
Hot Fuzz is a blast of fun and action with with some great gore effects and features cameos by: Martin Freeman, Steve Coogan, Cate Blanchett and Peter Jackson!
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