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"Hot Fuzz" ***1/2 (out of four): Director Edgar Wright cements his reputation as a master parodist with this classic send-up of bombastic Hollywood cop movies.

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“Shaun of the Dead” director Edgar Wright is having a moment. Not only is his faux-preview (the wonderfully goofy “Don’t Scream”) featured in the bloody Robert Rodriguez/Quentin Tarantino exploitation extravaganza “Grindhouse”, but he's able to get Cate Blanchett, Steve Coogan and Peter Jackson to turn in uncredited – and in some cases unrecognizable - cameos in his latest film, a pitch-perfect parody of Hollywood cop movie clichés called “Hot Fuzz”. Like “Shaun”, his dead-on send-up of undead movies, “Fuzz” has a palpable love for its source material (particularly “Point Break”, “Bad Boys II” and their ilk) and manages to skewer them while staying true to the genre.

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2 Comments

If this movie is only half as good as "Shaun of the Dead", then I will rejoice because there will finally be something worth watching after all these years.

said montie on April 19, 2007 6:13 PM.

wow ? that review? was hard ? to read ?

said anon on April 19, 2007 6:31 PM.
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