The British film Hot Fuzz is a comedy about a London cop, Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) who is too good for the London Metropolitan Police Department so he is sent off to the quaint little town of Sandford. There he is teamed up with the bumbling Danny Butterman (Nick Frost), a police constable who craves to get a piece of the action. It doesn’t take long for Nicholas to “smell a rat” and find out that not everything is what it seems in this little town.
There is much to enjoy here. The movie, which is directed by Edgar Wright (who also directed Shaun of the Dead), is full of gags and allusions to famous action movies. There are several gory scenes and a good deal of colorful language, so the movie probably is not appropriate for children or the faint of heart. But the violence is itself a parody of the horror movie genre (think Scream), so it adds to the humor of the movie, rather than distract from it. The climax of the movie (which I won’t give away here) would make the NRA very proud. I also liked the music in the movie, very 1980′ish with groups like Adam Ant the Kinks. Highly recommended.