Hot Fuzz

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Hot Fuzz ★★★ 2007 (R)

Wright and Pegg, the lads who revitalized the zombie genre with “Shaun of the Dead”, offer this decidedly English take on the over-the-top Hollywood action genre. Constable Nick Angel (Pegg) is the best cop in London, but when his over-achieving starts making the force look bad, he's transferred to the quiet village of Sandford and saddled with a lump of a partner, Danny Butterman (Frost). However, once Angel discovers the secret behind Sandford's surprisingly high “accident” rate, he and Danny team up Riggs and Murtaugh-style to take down the town fathers, vicar and all. Such a smart premise, and Pegg sells every moment, but it veers off into parody occasionally due to some regrettably broad supporting players. 121m/C DVD, HD DVD . GB USSimon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Timothy Dalton, Billie Whitelaw, Edward Woodward, Rafe Spall, Olivia Colman, Paul Freeman, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Steve Coogan, Cate Blanchett, Peter Jackson, Kevin Eldon, Stuart Wilson; D: Edgar Wright; W: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright; C: Jess Hall; M: David Arnold.