in about 100 words or less
UK, US, France 121m, Colour
Director: Edgar Wright; Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Timothy Dalton, Edward Woodward, Billie Whitelaw
The second film in the so-called “Cornetto Trilogy”, Hot Fuzz is a dark comedic action thriller about an overzealous police constable who is transferred from London to the sleepy village of Sanford. Initially, led to believe that the town was virtually crime free, Constable Angel comes to believe that a series of not so “accidental” deaths are actually murders. As with Shaun of the Dead (2004), Pegg and company deliver another cleverly entertaining film that pays homage to the very genre which it is satirising (Klaus Ming September 2013).