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      19.06.2013 20:35

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      Would definately recommend as a fast paced, exciting, action packed comedy

      If you've enjoyed other Simon Pegg films (Run Fatboy Run, Shaun of the Dead) you'll love this brilliant action packed blockbuster with plenty of laughs, fights with a whodunit thrown in.
      It is similar style of humour to what you would expect when Simon Pegg and Nick Frost join forces: laugh out loud gags with effortless ease.
      The story: the exceptional London Seargent Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is relocated for being just too successful and subsequently has to adjust to life in the rural Sandford: the safest village in the country following life in the big city. He soon realises however that the idyllic countryside location may not be all it seems and as the body count stacks higher and the local force pass it off as a series of accidents, he becomes determined to get to the truth.
      A lot of comedy value comes in the form of the Sandford police force which contains a variety of characters who, along with its residents, come together to show many elements of stereotypical village life. Standout performances come from Olivia Coleman as one of the hapless but endearing police officers and Paddy Considine and Rafe Spall at the pair of superior detectives.
      There are a lot of familiar names in the cast including Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent and Bill Bailey and collectively the actors make a great cast which is perfect in showing the contrast between city and rural life.
      There is a lot of action in the film- particularly towards the end and a fair bit of gore which keeps alive an exciting element without sacrificing the laughs.
      Overall, there was nothing I disliked about the film, it was funny, entertaining and kept me guessing.
      Note: Violence and Strong Language make it inappropriate for younger viewers

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      22.10.2012 20:50
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      I fought the law and the law won hands down! Excellent action comedy.

      When was the last time you saw an full-frontal action movie about British cops? Exactly. Fire up the roof; it's Hot Fuzz!

      Tough London policeman Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is an exceptional officer, so exceptional in fact that he's making everyone else on the force look bad by comparison. Transferred out to the sleepy village of Sandford and partnered with chronically inept copper Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), Nicholas struggles to adjust to the slower pace of country life. However, when a spree of violent murders rocks the community, Nicholas must work against time and even his own colleagues to bring the perpetrator to justice.

      There is nothing I do not love about Hot Fuzz, the film striking a perfect balance between the general banality of rural policing and every single action movie stereotype you can think of. Gunfights, car-chases, proper action and sh*t; this film has it all, hilariously setting it all against the background of a sleepy little village in the south of England. Pegg and Frost are both on terrific form from beginning to end, selling the mismatched partners Nicholas and Danny with everything they've got, whether investigating murders or hunting for the illusive escaped swan. In fact, the casting in general is superb, with plenty of well-known British actors and comedians giving excellent performances as the good folk of Sandford. Everything about this film, even the ludicrous action sequences, feels genuine and fun, a testament to Edgar Wright's abilities as a director. Nothing is wasted here and the laughs flow freely from beginning to end, the over-the-top action feeling brilliantly out-of-place and yet also perfectly executed.

      Hot Fuzz rips completely it out of the buddy cop action movie genre and turns it into comedy gold, without ever feeling malicious or spiteful. Goodhearted guffaws and loads of laughs from start to finish, with plenty of awesome one-liners and superb action. Well worth seeing!

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      25.08.2012 20:41
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      A great comedy film

      About the film
      Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British comedy film. The film is rated 15 due to scenes of violence, graphic images and bad language and it has a run time of 121 minutes.

      Plot
      PC Nicholas Angel is a police officer in London. The only problem is, he's too good and makes everyone else look bad. In order to rectify this, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford. Being paired with Danny Butterman, doesn't give him any faith in his new team as Danny is useless and questions everything that Nick does. Sandford seems like a nice quiet town, until two actors are found decapitated. The locals call it an accident but Nick knows better and won't stop until he gets to the bottom of the problem, especially as more dead people keep appearing. Nick and Danny clash with everyone, whilst trying to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the apparent "accidents".

      Cast
      Simon Pegg as PC/Sgt./Insp. Nicholas Angel
      Nick Frost as PC/Sgt. Danny Butterman
      Jim Broadbent as Insp. Frank Butterman
      Paddy Considine as DS Andy Wainwright
      Rafe Spall as DC Andy Cartwright
      Kevin Eldon as Sgt. Tony Fisher
      Olivia Colman as PC Doris Thatcher
      Karl Johnson as PC Bob Walker
      Bill Bailey as the Sergeants Turner
      Sampson as Saxon
      Neighbourhood Watch Alliance
      Timothy Dalton as Simon Skinner
      Edward Woodward OBE as Tom Weaver
      Billie Whitelaw CBE as Joyce Cooper
      Eric Mason as Bernard Cooper
      Stuart Wilson as Dr. Robin Hatcher

      What I thought
      For some very strange reason, it has taken me until only very recently to watch this film. God knows why though as I have owned it for ages.

      As strange as the plot summary sounds, this is a fantastic film. Simon Pegg does a wonderful job as Nicholas Angel, a very serious London cop. Once I knew that he was a bit serious and loved his job so much, I was slightly worried that this wasn't going to be as funny as I had expected it to be. However, Pegg is an amazing comedy actor and he was making me laugh so much from the very first minute. As the film carries on, Pegg only gets funnier and funnier as he is put into situations that he is so uncomfortable in. His seriousness is what made him so funny for me in the end.

      The relationship between Pegg and co-star Nick Frost who plays his policing partner, Danny, was another of the amazing things about this film. While the pair of them together was great, Danny was a really funny character all on his own. He really doesn't know what he's doing when it comes to being a police office and bases everything off of American cop films. The references to other films came fast and thick but this was something I really enjoyed. I was able to picture certain scenes from Bad Boys 2 and imagining Nick and Danny doing this themselves.

      Although this is a comedy film, there is so much violence and gore. I don't mind this but I think there will be plenty of others who won't like it at all, especially knowing that this is supposed to be a comedy. I thought that the violence gave this film more of an edge and I thought it made the film better overall. There aren't many films that can mix these kind of scenes with the hundreds of gags like this film does and that's one of the things which makes it stand out in comparison.

      Films have to be completely hilarious to make me actually laugh out loud and this was one of those films. As I said earlier, the laughs begin right from the start and they don't stop until the credits roll at the end of the film. Some of the funniest scenes have to be when Nick is realising just how bad the policing team are in Sandford. The things that they get up to in the police station are crazy and terrible at the same time. The script along with the acting made this film as great as it was and is one everyone should see, even if you're late to the game like I was.

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        26.06.2011 01:28
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        Film only review. An award winning village with a sinister side.

        Please note this is a FILM ONLY review. I did request Hot Fuzz DVD as a product suggestion since I do not wish to review the special edition but this was turned down with the advice to review the film via this link. I know people get funny about this but I can only hope you'll be understanding!

        Shaun of the Dead seems to have become my favourite film, one of few DVDs I have actually bought and a film I've seen numerous times. I loved the pairing of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, a friendship that makes them uniquely natural onscreen. When Hot Fuzz came out at the cinema, I could not wait to get out and see it, and I've watched it several times since. The only thing I don't seem to have gotten around to is actually reviewing the film!

        Story

        Simon Pegg is Nicholas Angel, the most over-competent police officer ever to exist, so good he makes the London Met look bad. As with any problem employee, he is promoted out of the way to a village in the country, Sandford. Reluctantly, he heads off to the village and checks in at the hotel. Before his first day even starts he is out clamping down on petty crimes. At first he thinks his biggest problem would be the lax attitude towards the law taken by locals and the police themselves, particularly with Frost as Danny Butterman, his new partner and son of the Inspector Frank Butterman. Then when some mysterious and unusually horrific deaths start occurring Angel suspects that they are more than just terrible accidents and undertakes to get to the bottom of it all.

        I liked the way this story turns our idea of advancement upside down, moving Angel out of the city into a place where we would doubt there could ever be action. Not only do we get our fair share of action in this film, but there are touches of humour along the way. I would not say this film is a laugh-out-loud comedy as the humour is not that strong, but I certainly found it funny throughout.. The mystery element is also quite good, even if it does become quickly rather obvious what is going on, you can enjoy this brilliant Nicholas Angel piecing it together.

        Acting/Characters

        There is a great mix of characters as with Shaun of the Dead and in combination . There are some good actors, including Bill Nighy, Timothy Dalton, Bill Bailey and even a brief cameo from Cate Blanchett. In the way we like to imagine villages where everyone knows everyone to be, people all seem to have roles and specific scenes in the film that are about them. I like the variety that this brings and quirks that you might recognise in people you know make it all the more amusing.

        A more serious, yet no less funny Simon Pegg plays the meticulous and politically correct Nicholas Angel. Pegg has brilliant comedy timing and always looks very natural. Nick Frost features more in the second half of the film and it would have been nice to have seen more of him in this film. However, his simple but sweet character really brought a nicer tone to the film, whilst he still brings smiles and the odd laugh.

        Film qualities

        Given that this is a light-hearted film, although it does have a very sinister side to it, I was glad to see that there was a good mix of daylight and dark scenes. On the whole I never felt like I could not see properly what was happening. The more graphic scenes are held just long enough for you to see what has happened and take it in but not too long as to spoil the whole mood of the film. This film is not really designed to be scary, and I do think that more left to the imagination tends to make a film scarier, so somehow the blunt honesty of this film and tendency to just plonk decapitated heads and the like onto the screen in front of you actually comes across as more surprising and amusing than shocking and horrific. The action in the film was never intended to be the same as a big Hollywood action film, but should still surprise. As such it makes the fact this film is set in a village all the more amusing!

        The soundtrack is one thing that was a little less exciting in comparison to Shaun of the Dead, but the songs chosen do fit well with the film. It is rather villagey, but there's also a scene where Pegg and Frost are watching DVDs and the music from these films feature.

        Classification

        The 15 rating can be put down to strong language and violence. Although there are not too many violent scenes, the few that feature are very graphic, shown long enough for you to take in the picture and indeed very gory. They are also somehow hilarious, and so a bit of maturity is required to remind us that they would not be funny in real life!

        Conclusion

        I doubted to begin with that this film could be funnier than Shaun of the Dead, and given that there are lines and scenes that seem to have been recreated from that film on first viewing was a little less impressed. However, the film certainly does not lack originality and what I have found is that after watching it again a couple of times I have enjoyed it more each time. There are scenes that will still make me laugh out loud and even when I do not laugh I still enjoy this film. It definitely helps to like either Nick Frost or Simon Pegg and their style of humour. I would happily recommend buying this DVD although I'm not too sure it would be worth renting unless for a specific evening, like if friends are visiting, because it will come on television again at some point.

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          04.08.2010 23:41
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          Excellent film by the directors of the equally good Shaun of the Dead!!

          This film is hilarious and is sure to make you laugh, Simon Pegg acts so intellegent and so whitty in this action packed film. In this film he is a Policeman (Policeofficer*) and is so devoted to his job that he spends every waking hour thinking about it, and he gets so good at his job that everyone starts to hate him, so the Sergant of the police force agrees to transfer him to Sandford which has won the village of the year award for 20 years. This is where the trouble starts for him because he takes his job so seriously that he starts to notice things that are wrong with the village.

          This is a fast paced action movie in which most of the characters are from the film, Shaun of the Dead and this makes this film even better because you will love the humour that is involved. This film has a lot of positives, including tons of comical moments that is sure to keep you entertained. I would definately recommend Hot Fuzz to anyone wanting to watch a comedy by the famous Simon Pegg and for the price of £3.93 by Amazon, who would wait! I give this film a huge 5 out of 5.

          Please rate and comment if this was helpful. :D

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            20.07.2010 16:19
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            if you liked Shaun of the dead, then you'll love this!

            From the guys who brought you Shaun of the dead, are back but this time with a funnier comedy named Hot Fuzz.

            Nicholas Angel is a top police officer in London, however Chief Inspector decides to give Nicholas a transfer to a smaller village, Nicholas accepts the the transfer and is paired up with another cop named PC Danny Butterman (who came a policeman after his dad who is currently a police officer) One of Nicholas first crime aspect is that a swan has gone missing, so Nicholas and Danny form a strong friendship and go and their mission to find the swan and return it back to it's home. So Nicholas makes friendships with other police offficers, but Chief Inspector wants him to return to London. So which will Nicholas choose the tiny quiet city or London, the capital?

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            Nicholas Angel : Simon Pegg
            PC Danny Butterman : Nick Frost
            Met Sergant : Martin Freeman
            Inspector Chief : Bill Nighy
            Simon Skinner : Timothy Dalton
            Inspector Frank Butterman : Jim Broadbent
            Tom Weaver : Edward Woodward
            Joyce Cooper : Billie Whitelaw

            cameo apperances from : Cate Blancett, Steve Coogan, Patrick Swayze, Peter Jackson, Keanu Reeves and Will Smith.

            certificate : 15
            director : Edgar Wright
            runtime : 121 minutes

            Personally, I thought this film was a good one, and it was a nice follow up from Shaun of the Dead, but i didn't think it was as funny as Shaun of the Dead, but there were quite a few funny bits in Hot Fuzz, and also I thought the film itself was a bit too long (running over two hours) but it's a still a good laugh with your mates!

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            12.07.2010 13:27
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            Ilove this film, you must watch it!!!

            Hot Fuzz is a British comedy made in 2007 from the amazing trio of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. These are the same people responsible for the incredible Shaun of the Dead, they work really well together and it comes across in their work.

            Shaun of the Dead was modelled on their love for horror films, while Hot Fuzz portrays their love of the action genre. They used over 1,000 action films as inspiration for the film, most importantly Point Break and Bad Boys 2 as featured in the film.

            THE PLOT
            Nicholas Angel is an extremelly dedicated and well serving police officer for the Met based in London. The problem is that he is so good at his job that he makes everyone else look bad "and we can't have that". The solution, make him disappear..... to Sandford that is. Much to Nicholas' dismay, he is forced to relocate and take on the rather simple life of rural policing (that's what he thinks).
            On his first night in Sandford, Nicholas manages to round up a number of arrests including a bunch of underage drinkers and his unbeknown partner Danny Butterman, and thats before he has even started his new position! Anyway, it's all pretty quiet and, well, boring in Sandford the 'Village of the Year', the main case for the Sandford police force is getting through a Black Forest Gateaux!!
            That is until a number of random deaths occurs which Nicholas believes to be murders. The rest of the team try to convince him that they are all just unfortunate accidents (the best one is "she tripped and fell on her own shears"). Nicholas, however, is convinced that Simon Skinner, the manager of their local Somerfields, is responsible for these murders. He begins to investigate further and becomes increasingly frustrated with the team by their lack of interest and police investigation skills. As he edges closer to the truth, the villagers try to 'solve' the 'problem' that is Nicholas Angel.........


            MY OPINION
            I absolutley love this film, it's sooo funny. I didn't want to give away too much of the plot so you'll have to watch to uncover the mystery (it's really good!). I loved Shaun of the Dead so couldn't wait to watch Hot Fuzz, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are just so good together. I especially loved watching the relationship develop between Nicholas and Danny and how he tried to teach him how to become a great police officer like his hereos in Bad Boys and Point Break. The acting, the writing and the comedy is superb!


            CAST
            Hot Fuzz boasts a great cast of well known British actors, most of them being admirers of Shaun of the Dead.

            Nicholas Angel - Simon Pegg
            Danny Butterman - Nick Frost
            Frank Butterman - Jim Broadbent
            Simon Skinner - Timothy Dalton
            Chief Inspector - Bill Nighy
            Sergeant - Martin Freeman
            Inspector - Steve Coogan

            There are also a number of cameos, look out for Stephen Merchant as the farmer who loses his swan, Cate Blanchett as Nicholas' ex Janine and Peter Jackson as father christmas who stabs Nicholas in the hand at the start of the film.

            Also, those who watch Shameless will notice a very posh and 'tidy' version of Frank (I was amazed at the difference!).

            Another thing to watch out for is the differences between Bill Bailey's character, one a slightly polished version, the other.... well tired, dishevilled, untidy, grumpy... you'll find out why near the end, I found it so funny, but that might just be me!!


            DVD PRICE AND INFO
            Hot Fuzz is avaliable as a 2 disc special edition from all dvd outlets such as Amazon, HMV, Play and Zavvi. I have found it for as little as £3.99 from Amazon.
            The main feature runs for approx 121 mins.
            The special Features disc contains commentaries, outtakes, storyboards, deleted scenes, a making-of documentary, video blogs, featurettes and galleries.

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            02.06.2010 13:49
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            Movie time: 115 minutes
            Category: Comedy
            Year: 2001
            Director: Edgar Wright
            Language: English
            Country: United States
            Extras: Yes

            Actors:

            Simon Pegg as Nicholas Angel
            Nick Frost as Danny Butterman
            Paddy Considine as Andy Wainwright
            Rafe Spall as DC. Andy Cartwright

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            The story is about Nicholas Angel, a policeman in London. He is different from the normal police men in Londo, because he's actually good in his work! So good in fact that his bosses are more then tired because he embarrass the rest of the police force. What do you do with him? Well you just moved into a lovely quiet little village called Sandford. Here he becomes partner with Danny Butterman. Nicholas has a lot of trouble adjusting. It is a very big difference to the big city and he is afraid to be bored. But fortunately for him there actually happens something! 2 people die in a car accident and Nicholas goes to investigate. He thinks that there's more to it, but it is the only one who thinks so. But then when some other people die, he knows that there must be more to it! But what he finds is bigger than he could imagine!

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            The performances are good in this movie. Simon Pegg has the lead role, but is also the creator of the film. He plays this role very well and comes across as a very serious strict policeman. His timing is very good. Nick Frost plays Danny Butterman and he has helped with the story and the movie! He plays a cop who does not always take the rules seriously, but knows every police film by heart. They have also previously worked in the hit film Shaun of the Dead and you notice a certain chemistry between them. It just clicks. Very nice to see.

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            There are several extras on the DVD including bloopers with everything that went wrong during filming. This Takes about 10 minutes and is very funny. Further on you got the commentary. They tell interesting about making the film and what their inspiration was. Furthermore, there are 22 deleted scenes as an extra on DVD, which certainly fun to watch and some I do not understand that they haven't made the movie! The extras are fun just to see after watching the movie. They give enough information for people who are interested.

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            The film is a combination of action, but mostly humour. There are even some disturbing violent scnes in the film and especially in the beginning. I have enjoyed this movie while watching. The film is different and original and is all about delicious stupid humor, which I just totally loved. The best thing about the film is that the humour, looks easy done, but isn't even that easy to pull it off. The actors and the makers of the film, made it look easy, which is very well done. The film is well put together with the extras that are also great. Definitely recommended!

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              30.05.2010 20:05
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              If you are a Simon Pegg/Nick Frost fan, this is a must buy!

              Hot Fuzz is a great film with great actors who make the film very funny to watch.

              The story follows top cop Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) in London, who is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, Gloucestershire. Angel begins to struggle with his crime-free world, having been so used to his natural surroundings in London. Until he is greeted with his oafish partner Danny (Nick Frost).

              Several horrifying accidents take place in the town, and it's not long before Danny's dreams of high speed pursuit and high-octane gun fighting become a reality.

              The duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is a well known combination throughout the UK in films such as Shaun of the Dead, and it definetley was one of the reasons I bought this DVD. The duo are just so funny together, and it doesn't cease to show in Hot Fuzz. With Sgt. Angel's serious attitude towards policing and Danny's more 'laidback' style.

              I absolutely loved this film and I hope you will to, as it is one of the best films I have seen in a long long while and it really deserves alot of credit.

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              16.04.2010 19:22
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              If you haven't seen it yet its a must.

              Two names. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Guaranteed to make any film hilarious. This is definitely one of my all time favourite films. Nothing was going to top Shaun of the Dead but this seems to have done it brilliantly. Nicholas angel is a police man who get transferred to the countryside a little earlier than he was expecting. However, what seems to the quietest village in England soon reveals its hidden secrets. With comedy around every corner I'd be surprised if you could keep your eyes dry from laughter with witty remarks and jokes. The 15 age certificate is rightly placed though with particular gory moments and some tense scenes that are defiantly not suitable for younger audiences. The plot of the film is enough to keep you engaged, with twists and turns all the way through without being terribly complexed so that it is difficult to follow. Go and see it now!

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                Met cop moves to country village and uncovers some murders

                Having watched and loved Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz was surely going to be a dead cert for enjoyment, right? Comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have that knack of going for the right film, dragging in recognisable British celebs and making it well worth a watch. Hot Fuzz takes a police story, drawing on experiences from film and TV alike to give us nearly 2 hours of fun.

                Pegg plays straight-faced supercop Nicholas Angel, sent to the sleepy village of Sandford because he's putting the rest of the Met to shame. Shortly after his arrival, a number of fatal accidents cause him to get suspicious and investigate the fact that there is a serial killer at large. With the rest of the village and the police force seeming intent on sticking with the accident theory, his frustration grows, along with the body count.

                Okay, so the plot is a decent one, even without any comedy thrown in, but once you realise that there is a lot of stereotyping going on, and an incredible amount of over the top special effects, acting and twists, the whole film becomes a bit of a farcical take on police in general. Pegg's straight face throughout is matched only by the lackadaisical attitude of everyone else, from Nick Frost's bumbling constable, Jim Broadbent's peaceful Inspector and Bill Bailey's near comatose desk sergeant, right through to the generic village stalwarts of vicar, pub landlord and farmer.

                There is a lot of tongue in cheek going on with the visuals and the dialogue, with Pegg's frustration with the blinkered locals one of the best things about it. The fact that we, as the audience, can see all the murdering taking place, merely places us more on the side of the locals, laughing at Pegg's frustration because we can see he's right and they couldn't care less. A whole host of British stars decorate the cast list and give their very best, including Edward Woodward, Timothy Dalton, Kenneth Cranham, Martin Freeman, Steve Coogan and Stephen Merchant. There's even room for director Edgar Wright to have a part as an extra and a voiceover. The over-dramatic nature of Wright's direction is similar to that seen in Spaced and Shaun of the Dead, and why change a winning formula? The pairing of Frost and Pegg as the cops who think they're onto something is a wonder to behold as well, the pair of them bouncing off each other effortlessly. I wonder how much was completely following the script, and how much was them ad libbing. It certainly seemed controlled, but there were elements that did make me wonder.

                I thought it was a brilliant film, and made me laugh in quite a few places. Granted, it was more Nick Frost's overweight, bumbling and easily led constable that the funnies came from, but they wouldn't have been half as good if the rest of them hadn't been on top form as well. Pegg went off to Hollywood after this, coming back with How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, and Star Trek under his belt. Wright's direction has attracted some Hollywood interest, too, and there is a fear that the trio of Wright, Pegg and Frost would go their separate ways. However, the film Scott Pilgrim vs the World has the three of them billed, and it's definitely one I'll be looking out for.

                Comedy is the name of the game here. There are mentions to films such as Bad Boys II and Point Break, as well as featuring a hooded attacker reminiscent of the Scream films, but the ultimate notion is a laugh a minute. This is cleverly written by Wright and Pegg, and well acted by all concerned. I highly recommend you give it a go. It made me laugh out loud, and no doubt it could do the same for you as well. Recommended.

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                27.03.2010 23:59
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                Worth a purchase for your DVD collection

                Hot Fuzz is one of my favourite British comedy films. The films stars British actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the two main characters, their chemistry and relationship in the film is one of the things that makes it such a good watch.

                Pegg and Frost play two police officers in a small village, Danny (Frost) has lived in the village for all his life and has become used to the lack of action, however PC Angel (Pegg) has been moved from his busy unit in London for being 'too busy' and making them look bad. PC Angel struggles to adapt to the lack of action and soon finds himself looking further into events in the town, which eventually is not appreciated by most.

                The story follows a lot of fatal 'accidents' which have occured in the small village, it is clear to the viewer that they are not accidents but when watching you cannot tell what has happened properly until the secret is revealed. Danny and PC Angel are then thrown into the action in a film which mixes action and comedy very well.

                The story to the film is very good and will keep you watching, both characters are also very funny and the chemistry between the two makes the film very enjoyable.

                You can pick this film up for around £2-£3 on DVD now, it is definately worth a purchase for your collection :)

                4/5 for a very good British film

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                  27.03.2010 13:53
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                  okay but not fantastic

                  Hot fuzz is a 2007 comedy starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Both of who previously starred in the fantastic horror comedy Shaun of the dead, so I did expect this to be quite similar as this was also a comedy, but rather than being strictly a horror, they took it more down police action route.

                  The plot of the movie is pretty good, the film is mostly about Pegg, who plays one of the finest cops in London, he cant do a single thing wrong, however jealous colleagues then conspire to get him transferred to a small town and matched up with a cop who perhaps isn't quite as good, this quite dumb character played by Nick Frost is where most of the humour of the movie comes from and he plays him very well, as we all knew he could from his part in Shaun of the dead.

                  Whilst in this small town though, where crimes usually just don't happen, strange events start occurring and more and more people start turning up dead in a very small town, its clear something is wrong and its up to the pair to try and discover whats happening.

                  I did quite enjoy this film, though it wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be, it had some funny moments but not as funny as Shaun of the dead, and although it did work as a pretty good action film, and had some good effects it just lacked something for me, not a bad watch, but sadly just not that rememberable.

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                  22.03.2010 00:32
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                  Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a london policeman who tries really hard at his job and does really well. This however is a little embarassing for the rest of his workmates, he's making them all look bad. His sergent decides that he has had enough and decides to promote him, but this means that he has to transfer to the little sleepy town of Sandford. Sandford is a competeitior for the "village of the year" title which them seem to win every year.

                  After getting to sandford he sees that all is not as it seems, with its low criminal rates he walks into the local pub and sees why there are underagers drinking at the pub and no one seems to worry about the law. After taking the teenagers down to the station and also a drink driver he feels happier and starts to make an impact on the village.

                  After turning up for his first day the next day he finds the drink driver gone from the cells only to find out that he is a policeman danny Butterworth (Nick Frost) the son of Frank (Jim Broadbrent) the police sergent and is to be his partner. He seems a bit bemused by this especially when he finds out that his punishment for drink driving is to buy the whole police station chunky monkey ice cream for a week.

                  After becoming close friends with Danny, he realises that all is not what is seems in the sleepy village of Sandford after a few mysterious deaths happen and its up to him whats going on.

                  I really enjoy the whole Pegg and Frost partnership. I loved spaced, Sean of the Dead and this film Hot fuzz. I think they work really well as a duo especially as they both know each other really well and can work off each other to create these hilarious comedies.

                  Simon Pegg always seems to fit the lead role, this is because Frost always seems to play the more stupid one. I would love to see a film in which he took the lead role and Pegg took more of a backstep.

                  I love the storyline of this film, the fact that Angel teaches Butterworth all he knows just in time for the finale, as well as the general silly storyline as the reason for all these deaths.

                  I especially find the ending really funny with the return of the swan and the action in the miniature town, its only something that you would find in an english film.

                  I love the way that some of the characters have a second side to them, it really makes you think and also wonder what made them do this, how they had the heart and the conscience to do it.

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                  Overall, well worth it if you like Shaun of the Dead

                  I watched Hot Fuzz a little while ago and really loved it. I was reminded a bit of Shaun of the Dead, especially as it's the same sort of type of movie in the way it is made and the humour, not to mention alot of the same actors.

                  The basic premise of the film surrounds police officer Nicholas Angel played by Simon Pegg. He is extremely dedicated to his job and out performs everyone in training and on the job. His supervisors decide to send him to Sandford which is a small village in the middle of nowhere that has no crime to speak of. Nicholas is teamed up with Danny Butterman who is the son of Inspector Frank Butterman. The two of them are well used to acting with each other and I certainly found them pretty funny characters and their relationship with each other.

                  It is a struggle for Nicholas to adjust to the quiet life of working in a small village where nothing much happens. However, soon after he arrives in town, strange deaths start to happen which are passed of as accidents. But things are not as simple as that. As Nicholas with the help of Danny investigate things become clear that there is corruption in this village that runs very deep. There is a sinister undercurrent that seems to involve almost all the inhabitants.

                  The first part of the movie sets up the story and introduces us to the main character of Nicholas. The action really begins when the deaths in the village start to occur and the movie runs at a high pace for the rest. At just over 2 hours long I thought it was just the right length and I didn't feel bored at all watching it.

                  There is also a fair amount of comedy in this movie as well as the drama that unfolds. Some of the humour is a bit crude and may offend some audiences but I enjoyed it. As well as the humour there is a fair bit of violence in the movie with the deaths that seem to get more bizarre the longer things go on.

                  I thought Simon Pegg puts in another good performance in this and is ably assisted by a good supporting cast. I think to be honest like me if you loved Shaun of the Dead you will also love this offering.

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                A major British hit, a lorryload of laughs and some sparkling action? We’ll have some of that. It’s fair to say that Hot Fuzz proves that Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s brilliant Shaun Of The Dead was no one-off, serving up a superbly crafted British homage to the Hollywood action movie. Deliberately set in the midst of a sleepy, quaint English village of Sandford, Pegg’s Nicholas Angel is sent there because, bluntly, he’s too good at his job, and he’s making his city colleagues look bad. The proverbial fish out of water, Angel soon discovers that not everything in Sandford is quite as it seems, and joins forces with Nick Frost’s lumbering Danny Butterman to find out what’s what. Hot Fuzz then proceeds to have a rollicking good time in both tipping its hat to the genre films that are clearly its loving inspiration, and coming up with a few tricks of its own. It does comedy better than action, with plenty of genuine laugh-out-loud moments, but it’s no slouch either when the tempo needs raising. One of the many strong cards it plays is its terrific cast, which includes former 007 Timothy Dalton, Bill Nighy, Bill Bailey, Paddy Considine, Edward Woodward and Jim Broadbent. Hot Fuzz, ultimately, just falls short of Shaun Of The Dead, but more than does enough to warrant many, many repeat viewings. It’s terrific fun, and in the true hit action movie style, all-but-demands some form of sequel. That said, with Pegg and Wright now with two excellent, and suitably different, genres ticked off, it’ll be interesting to see what they do next. A period drama, perhaps...? --Simon Brew