Hot Fuzz Saturday, 21 September 2019

Hot Fuzz

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence, strong coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    The greater 'hood.

  • Starring:

    Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Paddy Considine, Bill Bailey, Bill Nighy, Martin Freeman, Timothy Dalton, Rafe Spall, Edward Woodward, Adam Buxton, Stephen Merchant, Alice Lowe

  • Directed by:

    Edgar Wright

  • Running time:

    121 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot, shot at, stabbed, pursued, punched, kicked, attacked, wrestled, hit with objects, thrown, crushed, blown up, bitten, eye-gouged, threatened, held at gunpoint (child), decapitated. Explosion, property damage, smashed objects, broken glass, fireball. Shoplifting, arson, murder. Reckless driving, high-speed police pursuit, head-on collision. Suicide, poisoning (stage play). Fascism, DUI, incest mentioned. Weapons arsenal. Blood/gore: Stabbed hand, blood splatter, bloody scratches, neck brace. Corpses (fresh, burned, decaying), skeletons.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Innuendo. Sex acts, promiscuity mentioned.Shirtless man. Cleavage. Fake breasts.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, wine, spirits), inebriation, underage drinking. Smoking.Selling drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling, mocking. Slang for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Gender, police, age, regional stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Police work, the law, buddy cops, rural communities, father-son relationships, cults, murder, forensics, over-achievers, justice, nepotism, neighbourhood watch, disillusionment, evidence, media, typos, Romeo & Juliet, ice-cream.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased mother (traffic collision), deceased wife (suicide) mentioned. Relationship separation, birth (twins) mentioned. Crime/accident scene, cemetery settings. Helicopter, hedgehog, swan, dog, birds (pigeons), rats, horses. Urination, toilet, spitting. Butchering meat, bacon cooking, pig-on-spit.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Satirising, funny, outrageous, clever, over-the-top. Endless movie references. Witty editing, fast-paced script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Ridiculous plot, overlong, slow-paced at times, relentless. Too many endings.

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