- Director: Edgar Wright
- Based on novel: no
- Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Bill Nighy, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Wight, Bill Bailey, Timothy Dalton, Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Karl Johnson, Ron Cook, David Bradley
- Personal “oh yeah him/her” reaction, i.e. have seen this actor in:
- Simon Pegg – Shaun of the Dead, 24 Hour Party People, The World’s End
- Nick Frost – The Boat that Rocked, Kinky Boots, Shaun of the Dead, The World’s End,
- Martin Freeman – Fargo, Breaking and Entering, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Shaun of the Dead, Love Actually, Black Books, the World’s End
- Paddy Considine – My Summer of Love, In America, 24 Hour Party People, Born Romantic, The World’s End
- Bill Bailey – Hustle, Black Books
- Billie Whitelaw – Wasn’t she in Sex, Chips and Rock’n’Roll?
- Bill Nighy – The Second Best Exotic Hotel Marigold, The Best Exotic Hotel Marigold The Harry Potter, Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Girl in the Café, The Boat that Rocked, Shaun of the Dead, The Constant Gardener, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Auf Wiedersehn Pet, Kiss Me Kate, Longitude, Fairy Tale a True Story
- Timothy Dalton – The Tourist, The Lion in Winter, The Living Daylights
- Jim Broadbent – the Harry Potter films, Filth, Another Year, The Young Victoria, Vera Drake, Gangs of New York, Moulin Rouge, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Topsy- Turvy, Little Voice, Smilla’s Sense of Snow, Richard III, The Crying Game, Enchanted April, Life Is Sweet, Black Adder, Brazil
- Rafe Spall – The Life of Pi, Prometheus, A Good Tear, Shaun of the Dead
- Karl Johnson – Mr Turner, The Deep Blue Sea, Merlin, Copying Beethoven, Prick Up Your Ears, The Tempest
- Ron Cook – The Merchant of Venice, The Other Boleyn Girl, 24 Hour Party People, Chocolat, Topsy-Turvy, Secrets and Lies, Black Adder, Richard III, Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3, The Merry Wives of Windsor
- David Bradley - Another Year, Harry Potter, Nicholas Nickleby, Our Mutual Friend, Prick Up Your Ears, A Family at War
- Why? Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and the rest
- Seen: 11 July 2015
You never know what to expect from this gang but you can count on weird humour.
Supercop Simon Pegg makes all of his London colleagues look bad so he’s transferred to a lovely village in…the country! Oh horrors! I can definitely commiserate with him in this.
He arrives. He’s a stickler for rules and regulations. This extremely village-y village is not. They are friendly, gossipy and a bit stupid.
But oh! What lurks below the idyllic surface?
Murder most foul. At last a case for the very capable sergeant. But other crimes, the indifference, downright hostility and ridicule of some of his colleagues, interfere.
Until the Grim Reaper strikes again. And again.
It’s a spoof, yes, but it’s funny and quite exciting. The cast is so appealing that it’s even touching at times.
I’ve always known that village life is bad for you.
3* of 5