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 lone overachiever, Sergeant Angel's superiors at the Met soon determine to remedy their problem by relocating the decorated constable to the West Country village of Sanford -- where tranquil garden parties and neighborhood watch meetings stand in stark contrast to the violent crime and heated gunplay of the city. As Sergeant Angel does his best to adjust to the relative calm of his new environment, his oafish new partner Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) strives to gain the respect of his fellow constables while sustaining himself on fantasies of his favorite action films and police shows. Later, just as it begins to appear as if Sergeant Angel has been relegated to an uneventful existence in the relative calm of the countryside, a series of horrific "accidents" lead him to suspect that the tranquil hamlet of Sanford has fallen prey to a sinister plot which reeks of foul play. Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Steve Coogan, and Martin Freeman co-star in the Edgar Wright film.~Jason Buchanan
Hot Fuzz is an unique, entertaining movie with lots of great characters and comedy coming throughout the this Cult Classic film. Hot shot cop in London (Simon Pegg) does his job so well that it makes everyone in the Police force look bad. So he is sent packing to a rural area Police Station where crime doesn't exist (on the surface). But then strange activities, including murder take place. (Simon Pegg) investigates with his new friend on the force to unravel the mysterious happenings in and around town. There are quite a few funny parts and action scenes. It is set in the pasture of a small quiet town which makes things all the more funny with overdrawn accents and jokes. Hot Fuzz is a real well rounded comedy, where eventually the good guys win!
Hot Fuzz is the second installment of the Cornetto Trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead and preceding The World's End. Shaun of the Dead was the troupe's take on a zombie movie, The World's End is their take on a paranoia movie (a la Invasion of the Body Snatchers), and this here is their take on an action/suspense movie.
Across all three movies, you'll see many of the same faces, but the roles are always different, so there's the built-in joy of saying "Hey, that was the bartender in the other movie, and the priest in the other other movie," but don't expect recurring characters. A couple of faces unique to this installment are 007 veteran Timothy Dalton and Rory McCann, who you may know as The Hound from Game of Thrones.
Brilliantly written and performed, you'll catch jokes and foreshadowing and references more and more each time you watch any of the Cornetto Trilogy movies. Hot Fuzz is likely to be my favorite of the three, which says a lot, considering how great Shaun of the Dead was. Its story is fully understandable for a single viewing, but is really richly understood after several viewings, making it an invaluable home video purchase. Honorable mention for the bonus features as well.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Great Simon Pegg Movie!
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Another winner from Simon Pegg after Shaun of the Dead this is my second favorite film. You can't go wrong with the team of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Great movie and great 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. It has an excellent picture and awesome sound. It blows my old Blu-ray out of the water.
Fantastic movie with an incredibly sharply written script and top notch directing. If you liked Shaun of The Dead, I think this is a worthy if not maybe better follow up to that film. Really solid transfer with lots of options for viewing.