Hot Fuzz Reviews

  • This film doesn't rely on cheap gags or fart jokes for its humor. Hot Fuzz is what you expect from a good satire, a lot of laughs, smart writing, and a cast talented enough to deliver the goods.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • Think of Hot Fuzz, a British parody of Hollywood-style action flicks, as The Full Monty blown to smithereens.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • Plenty of irrepressible fun ... and big, regular laughs.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Though it's no Monty Python, Hot Fuzz is a clever, over-the-top marriage of mayhem and merriment.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Hot Fuzz could easily have lost 20 minutes or so in jittery montages and stylized set pieces. But for viewers in the mood for smart-stupid slapstick, it's a diverting jape.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • It's to the Lethal Weapon movies what left-hand driving on a country lane is to a freeway chase: pokey, more than a little daft, but with a bloody surprise around every hedge.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • It's a little gloomier, a little coarser, and a lot more cerebral -- oh, and funnier than all the Reno 911! boxed sets combined.

    Robert Wilonsky — Village Voice

  • Pegg and Wright are armed with an endlessly impressive arsenal of attention grabbers, from witty editing tricks to a wry soundtrack and a joke-packed script that demands multiple viewings.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Hot Fuzz is the funniest send-up of slam-bang action mayhem since Team America: World Police.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • For a movie based on the stunted mental development and perfect action timing of American crime-fighting pics, Hot Fuzz has surprisingly little idea of how to get to its point, or when.

    Michael Booth — Denver Post

  • Hot Fuzz is fun, and it's nice to see all the English character actors who aren't busy in Harry Potter films, but it lacks its predecessor's freshness.

    David Edelstein — New York Magazine

  • The movie duly quickens into pursuits of every speed, and the homage to action thrillers is there in the smallest detail; the clicking of a ballpoint pen, say, is amplified to sound as menacing as the cocking of a gun.

    Anthony Lane — New Yorker

  • The straight-faced spoof is really quite funny, if you can get beyond the graphic gore and mind-numbing final 30 minutes.

    Mary Houlihan — Chicago Sun-Times

  • On the strength of Shaun of the Dead, his droll zombie bash, the spot-on Don't Scream trailer in Grindhouse and now this, director Edgar Wright is one of the four or five contemporary directors of comedy worth watching.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • The transplanted action cliches mix easily with the eccentric English characters, and as a director Wright is adept at framing and cutting for excitement as well as laughs.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Although Hot Fuzz is a good 30 minutes too long (the ending -- or endings -- are endless), it is also good for long stretches of laughs.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • An exuberant, ultraviolent and uproarious satire.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Hot Fuzz is warm at the beginning, too cool in the middle and boiling at the end -- which makes it too close to lukewarm.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Go, laugh and try to figure out the mystery. But be warned: You'll be checking your watch before it's over.

    Randy Cordova — Arizona Republic

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