“You do know there are more guns in the country than there are in the city?”
– DS Andy Wainwright

SYNOPSIS: A skilled London police officer is transferred to a small town that’s harbouring a dark secret. – via IMDB

Man, you gotta hand it to this movie, it totally goes for the entertainment factor, and is so heavily laced with dry, witty humour throughout. So, let me get right down to it: Hot Fuzz is fantastic comedy, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost work absolute wonders together to bring this story to life on our screens.

Nicholas Angel is not the most sympathetic character out there, and most often you laugh at him while he is being a pain in the ass. Soon, though, his life is upside down and he is essentially banished to the countryside, and that is where the adventure begins. Hot Fuzz paints this little town as super non-descript and bland, but something’s cracking here. The colleagues Angel gets at the new police station are great, and nobody is mincing about that they don’t like him or his big city-ness.

Angel and Danny Butterman become fast friends, but it takes time for their relationship to develop, and it is a friendship that grows that is so sweet to watch, and super hilarious, too. Another point of entertainment is, without a doubt, their pub trips.

Hot Fuzz is also really well made, too. It looks and sounds good, even if it is a little choppy at times and not as smooth as you would hope. Timothy Dalton makes his appearances here, of which I am quite the fan. Bill Nighy is dangled in front of us and snatched away super fast, as is Martin Freeman, but it all works. While Nicholas Angel is a bit uptight and a pain initially, you cannot help but root for the guy throughout.

Eventually the movie devolves into all out hilarity and utter lunacy, and you are so drawn in. All the jokes are hard hitting and fast, they land well, and the movie is completely aware of how totally over the top it has gone and embraces it, owns it, drives it all home. You cannot help but have a laugh. The violence is over the top, the fights are insane, every cliché you can shake a stick at has been dragged up, and everyone is having a right time of it, and that is evident.

8 thoughts on “Review: Hot Fuzz (2007)

  1. So glad you enjoyed this! One of my favourite comedies. It seems to be on UK TV all the time too, and I can’t help but tune in when it is 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      It’s so much fun, really!


  2. theipc says:

    Dearest JB,

    Love it! Great post!



    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Dearest Chop,

      It misses It so much!!!!
      This was quite fun!



  3. Mr. Bobinsky says:

    Love it too. It’s so much elegant than it’s later copies like “Lazer Team”.


  4. emmakwall says:

    Happy New Year Zoe!! 😘 how weird, I watched this for the first time in ages over the weekend! Great review 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Hey Em! Happy New Year to you too! Hahaha, did you have fun? Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

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