Hot Fuzz

July 14, 2007 By: erik Category: England, Reviews 677 views

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Occasionally I (hypothetically) download whatever movies have the strongest torrents. These are usually recently (or soon-to-be) released films that lots of people are currently downloading. Due to the nature of bittorrent, the more people are downloading the same thing, the faster everyone’s downloads are. Initially counter-intuitive, I know. Anyway, the other week, I (hypothetically) downloaded a movie I’d never heard of called Hot Fuzz.

In short, it’s a comedy about an overzealous London cop that gets transferred to a sleepy backwater village in the middle of the countryside and discovers that the little village isn’t as sleepy as it first appears. A few of the London cops were played by fairly famous British comedy actors, but I didn’t recognize any of the principal characters. Although there’s nothing particularly British about the storyline, the comedy was “spot on”, as they say on that rainy island. It doesn’t deserve the abnormally high 8.3 rating it has on IMDB right now, but it’s a good flick.

I highly recommend that any of my readers see Hot Fuzz. I had a big smile on my face when the credits rolled by, and I suspect you will too.

  • If you liked that you might like Shaun of the Dead by the same people.

  • And/or the BBC series “Spaced”.

  • I remember seeing ads for SotD when it was released in the UK. I wasn’t too interested, but since I have some positive precedent with HF, I might give it a try.

    My coworker’s wife saw him downloading Hot Fuzz after reading this entry and she thought it was porn. Ha ha.

  • What a nice ride this movie was. I love these types of movies… British. I just love it when I come across a great movie that I’ve never ever heard of.

    I remember the first time I watched Waking Ned Devine I had no expectations what-so-ever as I had just happened upon it on HBO. Five minutes into the movie I knew I was on a great ride. I went out the next day and bought the DVD.

    I think I love these movies because they are So different from our movies. They are fresh.

    Great recommendation!