feedingbrett’s review published on Letterboxd:
Review In A Nutshell:
There is a palpable sense of passion that Edgar Wright possesses for cinema, much in the same vein as Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, they display their influence with complete pride. Hot Fuzz is no exception, with references and inspirations being thrown onto its audience left and right. Driving its storyline through with rapid fire editing, a notable trademark for the director, this is a film that covers a significant amount of ground in a short amount of time, blending both opportunities for humorous gags and developmental pieces for its characters and themes. It achieves the title of a satire without completely sacrificing a large amount of dignity. Wright injects humour in areas where we often don’t expect, which allowed the film to be the thrill ride that it is, and the same compliment is shared with the manner that these jokes are executed. The film may indulge in the senselessness of the modern action blockbuster, but it establishes the mindset of its viewer with relative ease, as when the film finally reaches to a point where it embracingly goes off the wall, the results are personally satisfying. Hot Fuzz may not be Wright at his smartest or wittiest, but it carries enough respect that the whole endeavour is not just a mere punchline.