Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Kevin Eldon, Adam Buxton, Billie Whitelaw, Stuart Wilson, Karl Johnson, David Bradley, Paul Freeman
Top London cop Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg), who is so good at his job that makes his fellow officers look like slackers by comparison, is involuntarily transferred in the sleepy village of Sandford and paired with a witless new partner (Nick Frost). White on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are back with the second film of the Cornetto trilogy, and they show how to top Shaun of the Dead. In fact, Hot Fuzz is a non-stop comedy, with some great action sequences and a little gore to add more hilarity.
Brilliantly written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg, the film, despite being just a comedy, can claim a well articulated and very intricate plot that will turn you into a Sherlock Holmes to solve the case, only to make you feel completely useless as you will end up win a finale far from granted.
The film has the perfect mix of splatter and humour, British humour of course, that will make you laugh and keep you entertained throughout the whole running time.
In addition to that there is a terrific camera work - including a shot from above towards the inside of the trunk Tarantino style -, a wonderful soundtrack, and some of the best action sequences ever seen.
The acting is fine. Simon Pegg gives a fantastic performance as Nicholas, and his character is incredibly developed. Nick Frost does a good job as Danny, and the chemistry he has with Pegg is undeniable. The supporting cast is also good, but Timothy Dalton stands out, with his over-the-top villain.
A suggestion? Watch it for the greater good.
Danny Butterman: Where's the trolley boy?
Nicholas Angel: In the freezer.
Danny Butterman: Did you say "cool off?"
Nicholas Angel: No I didn't say anything...
Danny Butterman: Shame.
Nicholas Angel: Well, there was the bit that you missed where I distracted him with the cuddly monkey then I said "play time's over" and I hit him in the head with the peace lily.
Danny Butterman: You're off the fuckin' chain!