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||Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
||You've got some
swearing, some peeing, and one pretty gruesome "accident."
||If she gets this
kind of humor.
||There's a couple
of great quality kills.
||The movie even has
a car chase.
||The ending nearly
left me in tears.
||"He's not Judge
Judy and executioner."
||Nira Park, Tim Bevan, Eric
Iíve usually been upfront in saying that a lot of times I
donít always get British humor. This sometimes leaves me a
little leery of seeing British comedies that seem to be
getting a lot of praise, but seeing as I was a fan of "Shaun
of the Dead," even though I never actually reviewed it, and
since the trailers for "Hot Fuzz" looked pretty funny,
had, at worst, mediocre hopes for the film. Letís just say
that my mediocre hopes were easily blown away by one
A Movie Review
Hereís the storyÖ
Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is sort of a super-cop in
London, making the rest of the force look bad. To restore
average balance to the force, Nicholas gets promoted and
sent to the quiet town of Sandford. He finds the townsfolk
overly polite, and gets partnered-up with Danny Butterman
(Nick Frost), the son of Chief Inspector Frank (Jim
Broadbent). Danny dreams of being a detective in likes of
one of his favorite movie, "Bad Boys 2," and now given the
opportunity quizzes Nicholas about what itís like to be a
"policeman officer" in the middle of the action. Nicholas,
though, is beginning to lose his mind, especially when one
of the biggest crises is the town is a swan that has gotten
Then some people wind up dead, because of
"accidents," and Nicholas isnít buying it, thinking strange
things are afoot, but his intuition isnít being bought by
his fellow officers because, well, they live in this quiet,
little town, where "murders" donít happen.
Eventually Nicholas discovers the dark secret of Sandford,
Danny is torn in his allegiances, and some of the funniest,
over-done scenes wrap up "Hot Fuzz," nearly leaving me in
There are so many things about this movie that were
funny, and worked so well. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were
teamed perfectly as the cop duo, with Pegg playing the
super-serious cop perfectly, and Frost being a nice opposite
as sort of the bumbling cop. Then there is the mystery of
the town, where we know there is a bad guy, because, well,
heís dressed like the grim reaper and usually wields an
axe-like weapon. But who could it be? All signs point to
Simon Skinner (Timothy Dalton in a fabulous role as the town
supermarket tycoon), who seems sinister, but Nicholas just
has trouble putting the pieces together. And then there is
the uber-desire of Danny to be in a gun-fight like his
favorite cop/action movies, and finally getting his chance
in the "Jerry Bruckheimer-Style," over-the-top, shoot-em-up
scene at the end.
There were a few moments that "Hot Fuzz" seemed to drag
along, but for the most part things kept clicking along,
especially as the "accidents" started happening. And I can
honestly say that probably never again in a movie will a
swan on the lose be so funny.
Itís a solid 4 Ĺ stars out of 5 from me for "Hot Fuzz."
You may not find it as funny if you donít get the humor of
its poking fun at the cop/action/horror genres, but I did,
and hope you do to.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!