In a nutshell... In this parody of the buddy cop genre, exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
In Hot Fuzz Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright demonstrate sharp instincts for finding hilarity in cultural differences by cramming a big American genre into a comically small British frame. If Americans are going to derive their idea of ‘Britishness’ from contemporary movies, I’d much rather it came from a movie like Hot Fuzz than from anything involving Richard Curtis and Hugh Grant.
Hot Fuzz is packed with comic invention that rewards the attentive viewer, including verbal wit, running visual gags, pratfalls, absurd puns, witty edits, and planted jokes that pay off later.
You didn’t like Shaun of the Dead (2004). The comedy in Hot Fuzz is similar but most fans agree not quite as well executed.