Pretty good. But Pixar’s pretty good is most other studios’ incomprehensible mess.
Quite possibly a perfect movie. Edgar Wright is clearly a student of film genres, demonstrating his knowledge with every film he releases. In the case of Hot Fuzz, Wright combines notable tropes of police procedural, buddy cop and even slasher films, neatly binding together them with comedy without falling into the narrowing line of parody.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are always an enjoyable pair. Their chemistry throughout the Three Flavours Trilogy helps make the films unique. Though Fuzz is definitely his best, Wright is a filmmaker who has made no true missteps, with a young filmography full of hits.
Much more Jackie Brown than Inglorious Basterds, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is still a definitively Tarantino film.
All requisite slick editing, quilt dialogue, 0-60 tension and cinematic homages are present and playing to full effect. For all the what-ifs this film hints at, it ultimately is a glorious send-up of old-Hollywood.
Hollywood can be a rough, taxing business, but the glamour it offered and still does will never die. Tarantino’s love for the world of movies is evident and, whenever he decides to call it the end of the trail, he will certainly be missed.