Hot Fuzz was a good, funny, hilariously gory movie. It took a little while to set-up the scene and characters, but it was a well-paced movie that didn't linger too long.
I'm sure Simon Pegg (star/writer) and Edgar Wright (director/writer) felt pressure to make a movie as good or better than Shaun. That's a very daunting task because the 2004 movie was so good. Fuzz comes close to being as funny, but Shaun felt a little more unique.
Although Hot Fuzz's style of comedy is different, in many ways it was the funny cop movie I had hoped Reno 911!: Miami could have been.