Posted By Russ on September 8, 2008 at 9:50 pm
(Directed by Edgar Wright, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Timothy Dalton — rated R for language and graphic violence.)
Quick review: Small-town life is so much better without all the murders… but nowhere near as entertaining.
This is a fun one; I’m glad I put it in my Netflix queue.
Most Americans who know of Simon Pegg only know him from Shaun of the Dead, another gruesomely funny movie, but those of us who occasionally see BBC America’s “Britcoms” will also remember him from the hilarious (and tragically short-lived) series “Big Train”, as well as a variety of smaller roles.
He and the rest of the cast very ably inject comedy into what could have been played straight as a crime thriller. Very well done.