Dir: Edgar Wright | Scr: Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg | Ph: Jess Hall | Prod: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, & Nira Park | Mus: David Arnold | Ed: Chris Dickens | PD: Marcus Rowland | AD: Dick Lunn | Snd: Julian Slater | Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Edward Woodward, Paddy Considine, Rafe Spall, Kevin Eldon, Olivia Colman, Karl Johnson, Bill Bailey, Billie Whitelaw, Eric Mason, Stuart Wilson, Paul Freeman
With an arrest record 400% higher than anyone else’s, and a reputation for making the rest of the Met look bad, a conscientious London police officer is given a specious promotion and shipped off to a seemingly sleepy Gloucestershire backwater. However, a series of suspicious accidental deaths – suspicious only to him, it would seem – soon gives him something into which to sink his crime-fighting teeth, leading him to uncover a grisly if decidedly unlikely local conspiracy. Immaculately crafted and featuring a raft of enjoyable comic performances, Wright’s buddy cop action spoof proves thoroughly entertaining throughout. However, having nothing of any real note to say about (and displaying only a passing resemblance to) the real world, the film conversely also fails to linger for very long in the memory.