We all rank director Edgar Wright’s films, including his Cornetto trilogy with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, End of the world), his fanboy tribute to The Sparks brothers (Wright revealed his 10 favorite music documentaries and told us to “beat these up to 11”) and more straightforward action and horror movies Baby driver and Last night in Soho).
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Critics’ consensus: Their album may be cult favorites, but this Edgar Wright-directed documentary offers an introduction to Sparks that has something for everyone.
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Critics’ consensus: Stylish, exciting and driven by a murderous soundtrack, Baby driver gets in the way and it’s gone – proves that fast action movies can be written smartly without sacrificing suspense.
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Critics’ consensus: Shaun of the Dead balances in a clever way scares and witty satire, making it a damn good zombie movie with lots of wit.
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Critics’ consensus: The ingenious heads behind Shaun of the Dead successfully take a shot at the buddy cop genre with Hot Fuzz. The result is a bitingly satirical and hugely entertaining parody.
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Critics’ consensus: Insane and heartfelt, Edgar Wright’s apocalypse comedy End of the world takes advantage of the typically funny Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, with a host of supporters.
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Critics’ consensus: Its script may not be as dazzling as its eye-catching graphics, however Scott Pilgrim Vs. World is fast, funny and inventive.
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Critics’ consensus: While struggling to maintain its exciting early momentum, Last night in Soho shows glimpses of Edgar Wright when he is most stylish and ambitious.