Hot Fuzz ★★★

Wasn’t totally into it initially but when Pegg and Frost start bonding (40 min in; not like it’s a slog until then, but I still wish we’d gotten there sooner) it won me over. The third act lost me again with the surprisingly poor, very long action sequences, but it’s still a charming, enjoyable two hours. Didn’t entirely work as a comedy (never got more than the occasional chuckle), and works even less as an action movie, but as a showcase of endearing, sometimes bizarre characters, it hit its mark. Wish I’d dug it more, but in fits comfortably in the middle of Wright’s filmography or me.