Hot Fuzz

Release Year: 2007
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Paddy Considine, Edward Woodward, Billie Whitelaw
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Written by: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
IMDB: 8.0 (94,482 votes)
RT: 90% (184 reviews)
Metacritic: 81 (37 reviews)

This is a movie that I’ve been waiting for! What if a police officer (not policeman, said Nicholas Angel) got so good in his/her job and kicking ass to every bad ass available in the neighborhood? Well, it seems that such thing was actually a bad idea. Nicholas Angel could be said a super cop. So good that he made the entire police department looked so bad. His superiors then transferred him to a small town in the country. Sandford, a supposedly quiet country town was not acually a peaceful, crime-free town after all. When a series of deaths occurred, Nicholas could not help to investigate deeper into it.

Hot Fuzz is definitely not a realistic movie. When you see the movie, you’ll know well what I mean by that. Yet, despite that, the movie was fun to watch, and the directing was also interesting enough. It reminds me to Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Altough inferior to those two movies, Hot Fuzz was still a good film to watch, visually.

Acting was enjoyable. I’ve got no complaints from this front. Simon Pegg facial expression suited his character perfectly and although there were plenty of comical moments here, they were enjoyable. There were some drama inside, but I believe those moments would be immediately overruled by the less serious moments. Speaking of the action scenes, you won’t find them until the last third of the movie. It was quick and yet effective. As a consequence, the audience may think that the movie is a slow starter. Well, I guess that is the weakness of it, apart from the out-of-reality plot.

I’ve waited for quite some time for watching Hot Fuzz, and I’ve attached a great expectation on it. In the end, I felt a bit disappointed, because I was hoping for more action scenes, and for a more realistic plot. Still, watching it from the beginning made me understand that in the end it was just a ridiculous cop movie with less shootout, more absurdity, but somehow entertaining to watch.

Final score: 7.5.
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