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Top 25 Films of the 2000s – #22

December 10, 2009

#22 – Hot Fuzz (2007)

I have massive amounts of love for Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s particularly British brand of satire, and despite the greatness of Shaun of the Dead, I have to give Hot Fuzz the nod between the two.

As with all the best satires, Hot Fuzz is both a send up and a love letter to the genre it takes the piss out of – in this case, bombastic action flicks from Point Break to Bad Boys 2. If you haven’t seen it, I hate to ruin it, but suffice to say it is well-crafted, big-hearted, and wonderfully biting. Everything from the acting (including a wonderful turn by Timothy Dalton) to the Michael Bay-style editing to the over-the-top action works brilliantly, and holds up well over multiple viewings.

#23 – Watchmen

#24 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

#25 – District 9

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