Hot Fuzz

 (5,726)7.82 h 1 min2007X-RayR
HD. A top cop gets shipped off to a remote village where he is joined by a bumbling partner on the hunt for a killer in this action spoof.
Directors
Edgar Wright
Starring
Simon PeggNick FrostJim Broadbent
Genres
ComedyAction
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English [CC]
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English
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BowEl, ze MovementoReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
I missed the digital bus? Nope! Here's how!
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First off, love this movie. Both discs are just fine.

Issue 1 - Steelbook arrived with a scratch on the front, luckily not on the artwork, and a corner looking a tiny bit impacted.

Issue 2 - Can't redeem the code through UltraViolet as their redeem page tells you to go by the insert's intructions. You follow the insert and discover that the suggested redeption website listed is defunct. You go to Vudu, which is supposed to allow UltraViolet code redeptions to find you are also SOL in that regard. You then scratch your head and either assume you missed the opportunity or you figure you will try any other redeption site to see if you can get your digital copy. Which one worked? Movies Anywhere. Synced the digital copy to my iTunes library. Strange to me, but maybe has to do with studio rights? But one would have otherwise figured they won't be getting the digital copy before UltraViolet closes July 31st, 2019 as nothing on the insert would have suggested you could redeem through Movies Anywhere.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Satire of the buddy cop film genre
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Hot Fuzz saw the trio of writer director Edgar Wright, actor and co-writer Simon Pegg as Police Constable Nicholas Angel and actor Nick Frost as Police Constable Danny Butterman united once again. They first worked together on Shaun of the Dead and this movie takes a lot of the elements from that film and applies it to this one which is a satire of the odd couple-buddy cop film. Angel is an overzealous officer and Butterman is a screw up. The situation is made worse by Angel being assigned to a small rural town instead of staying in London as he wanted. Angel and Butterman are paired together and comedy is the result.

Poking fun at the police genre begins with Angel being assigned to the small town of Standford. To say he’s unhappy is an understatement. He asks to see the supervisor who walks right in. Then the superintendent who is right at the door, and then wants to know what the team thinks about him being transferred. The office already has a goodbye party ready for him.

There’s also plenty of witty dialogue. When Angel shows up at the inn he’s staying at in Standford the desk woman calls him a fascist. It turns out she’s doing a crossword puzzle. Then he calls her a hag, but again, it was part of the puzzle.

Of course just sticking to community policing in a small town where the biggest crimes are kids shoplifting and speeding tickets wouldn’t be enough to maintain the full length of movie therefore a serial killer is introduced to spice things up.

It’s all good fun and if you liked their first effort Shaun of the Dead you’ll like their second Hot Fuzz.
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AReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
SOooo Good!
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Simon Pegg is the man. This is a fact. I went into the film expecting something like Police Squad!, but what I got was way more complex and arguably better (I love wordplay - oh, who am I kidding - puns. I love puns).

Not only is the story way more interesting, the technical aspects of the movie - the cuts, the sound design, all of it - are fantastic.

You even get a young Olivia Colman AND you get Timothy Dalton and Bill Nighy. Recommend highly. Worth buying. DEFINITELY worth renting.
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Paul S. PersonReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Movie
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This is another fine film from the same group as, say, /Shawn of the Dead/. But without the zombies.
Our Hero is a super-cop who is sent out into the country because his success makes everyone else look bad.
There he finds a frustratingly crime-free environment (using "crime" to mean serious crime; selling booze to minors, loitering, graffiti, a runaway goose -- these exist).
When people start dying /he/ sees murders but everyone else sees accidents.
This leads, as might be imagined, to tension -- and, eventually, a resolution.
Basically, if you like cop movies with a big, violent ending, this film is for you!
MovieMan12Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the funniest films of the 21st century
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Hot Fuzz comes of the coattails of Shaun of the Dead, which was a surprise hit. Many people loved Hot Fuzz as well, but more like Shaun of the Dead. In my opinion, Hot Fuzz trumps Shaun of the Dead in every way. The film reunites Simon Pegg and Nick Frost with director Edger Wright, and also stars Jim Broadbent and Timothy Dalton, both of whom are great in this movie. The best part about the entire film is how you cannot see the ending coming; I won't spoil it, but it's a lot stupider (and clever-er) then you might expect. The tone of the film is also perfect. All around, Hot Fuzz is a perfect comedy, definitely the funniest movie that has been released since 2000.
The 3-Disc Collector's Edition is packed full of extras. For those who own the single disc release, this set is worth upgrading. Included are a slew of commentaries, outtakes, a trivia track and featurettes that include Pegg and Frost parodying Sean Connery and Michael Caine and a short showing a humorous re-dub of the film's language for television. And that's just the first disc. On disc 2, we get a ton of featurettes showing how the film was made. Along with this we get "Dead Right", a 1993 amateur film directed by Wright that was used as a basis for Hot Fuzz. One can definitely see the influence and the feel the films share. Disc 3 has the Fuzzball Rally, a 40-minute video made by Pegg, Frost and Wright detailing their U.S. tour for the film. With this is a slew of iTunes vlogs made when the film was released. If there is one problem I have with this DVD set is that the Fuzzball rally was also included on the original single-disc DVD. Here, they take it off of disc 1 and put it on disc 3 to pad out the set. Regardless, this set is still awesome. The DVDs are housed in a neat box set that folds out like a police notepad with pictures.
All in all, Hot Fuzz is a great movie, definitely one of the best comedies released in the last ten years. The 3-Disc Collector's set is worth picking up for those who own the original release. This is an essential for any film library.
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A. BushReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
BRILLIANT film! Hilarious and genius!
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I like a variety of film types, but I generally prefer realistic ones. Hot Fuzz is not even remotely realistic, and if I were some kind of anal, emotionless reviewer (I've read things from many of those), I would slaughter the film for its inconsistencies.

But, I'm not. I'm a normal human who likes to laugh, and this movie makes me do just that...over and over and over. I have watched Hot Fuzz probably 10 times and I am STILL catching new little details that I missed before. If I could use one word to sum up what makes Hot Fuzz so good, it would be the fact that it is "CLEVER." Yes, the acting is pretty good, the filming is excellent, and the story is...if not probable, entertaining...but the film's coherence, irony, and subtle puns are where it really delivers.

A couple of things are needed to really enjoy this movie (provided you enjoy funny movies even when their premise is silly). The first is a good knowledge of British slang, and the second is subtitles, at least the first time around. Due to my choice to not use subtitles, I am still, as I said, catching tidbits here and there of dialogue, not to mention visuals. Once you can understand and comprehend what's being said, though, you'll love this film.

Since I hope we can all agree the movie isn't meant to be realistic, I'll just laughingly mention the few glaring flaws in common sense (which I believe were intentional). The final gun battle was hilarious. Nobody could aim well enough to hit the broad side of a barn, and the sheer scale of the battle was mere audacity. The ease with which Angel turned the other cops from being rude and dismissive (especially the detectives) to joining his side enthusiastically, in the face of their screaming Inspector, was quite ludicrous. And, of course, the entire premise of "killing people for the slightest possible construed offense" (such as Tiller, for planning to leave town and "share her horticultural expertise with other villages") was nonsensical. Yes, the film's ENTIRE PREMISE was a joke.

Did that make me scoff and roll my eyes? Not at all. I did wish there was a little more development of Angel turning the cops to join his cause, but otherwise, epic gun fight and silly central theme included, I thought the film was spectacular. Again, the clever dialogue and the intricate cohesiveness are what really give this a 5-star rating in my book. It's hard to verbally describe what I mean, but the way events and comments are timed, and the subtle background details that accompany them, work together like a puzzle or a fine clock. Quotes from early in the film are repeated later in a completely different context. One of my favorite details is the dual reference to "Aaron A. Aaronson"; watch the film and you'll see what I mean.

Irony also finds a strong use in the film, be it the subtle irony in each person's name (Angel is a near-flawless do-gooder, Butterman Jr. is obese, Tiller is a gardener, Hatcher delivers babies, etc.); the irony that each "action cop" stunt that Danny wishes to perform, he gets to later on; or the irony that Skinner is finally stopped by the only TRUE "accident" in the film (tripping over the toy truck). The screenwriters here were masters of clever tricks and I loved it.

What's more, the filming is delightful. I really like the style employed here, as in Shaun of the Dead, with fast montages of various simple actions leading from one regular-paced scene to the next (such as in Angel's journey, via trains and taxi, from London to Sandford, or his initial entry to his hotel room). Other film tricks that I enjoyed were fast compilations of various camera angles, such as when Doctor Hatcher pumps his shotgun during the gunfight, in which I counted 6 or 7 layered camera angles that actually made the action somewhat "slow-mo" as it contained a repeat of the same scene, all within the span of 2 seconds or so.

In summary, Hot Fuzz is a brilliant movie that reflects hours of careful planning, stunning acting and delivery, innovative and snappy filming, and of course a ludicrous, overly crazy plot that only adds to the fun rather than making the movie suck. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good laugh, is not offended by profanity, and can handle considerable gore.
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W'raaReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
A British Cop action movie (and its a comedy as well)!
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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite with Director Edgar Wright to make a very funny action film. Playing the role of the top cop Nicholas Angel, Simon really rises to the occasion, playing a very serious character who is very unlike his previous character of Shawn.

When Nicholas gets transferred to the small village of Sandord, his seriousness and style doesn't endear him to the locals, with the exception of Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), who sees him as something of a role model.

When a few people die in mysterious accidents, Angel doesn't buy it and finds a suspect in the owner of the local supermarket: Simon Skinner (Timothy Dalton).

From there, things get even more unusual, but the funny rarely stops except to carefully weave in serious moments as needed.

Another star studded cast, though I knew only a few of them myself, it is a cast that works exceptionally well. There are also a number of movie references that make the film that much more enjoyable. The outtakes, deleted scenes, the commentary, and the Fuzzball Rally (a video of the American tour and interviews that Pegg, Frost, and Wright conducted) are very entertaining. The Fuzz track for captions gives the watcher fun facts about behind the scenes info as you watch the movie.

All in all, I cannot recommend this movie enough.
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C. BrunnerReviewed in the United States on December 12, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Big Fan Of This Movie And The Blu-Ray DVD with Digital Copy Edition!
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I love dark comedies. I love anything British! This movie was the best of both in my opinion. There is a small town attitude that is really funny and subtle at first. I can't rave enough about this movie, but I really wanted to review this edition. This edition is a Blu-ray DVD with digital copy. The only thing that I did not like about it was the fact that you have to go to a website and download the digital copy. This should be included in the description because not all people have a high speed connection. I live out in the boonies and it is impossible to download a file this big. I will have to go into town to find a high speed wifi which is inconvenient. It is much better when companies include the disc on these editions. Another thing that I find unappealing is the fact that the digital copy can go out of date. My copy says that the code May not work after 12-31-2012. I have found that if you buy one of these and the code is out of date then try it anyway. I have had success with codes even after the expiration date, so it is worth a try.

This edition has a few bonus features like
Outtakes
22 Deleted scenes
5 Feature commentaries
Special effects: Before and After
22 Video blogs
The Making Off
The Fuzz o meter that runs trivia during the movie
Storyboards
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