just watched it again, and I’m still in awe of it. The characterisation of Sgt Angel is flawless, from the cop so good he has to be banished from London for making everyone else look bad, to the small town citizen who can get his Bad Boy on.
The bromance as the central relationship is simple but impeccably woven into the story arc, holding it all together (Simon Pegg’s face, when he thinks Danny’s in with the baddies breaks my heart, in the good way).
The crime and investigation are so much fun and executed with a deft layering that turns it into bloody brilliance.
And lastly, the whole thing is made in a slick, visually beautiful style that carries the beat of the story to perfection. Did I mention this is a perfect movie?