BIOGRAPHY (from Wikipedia)
Edgar Howard Wright is an English film and television director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. He is best known for his comedic Three Flavours Cornetto film trilogy consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), made with recurrent collaborators Simon Pegg, Nira Park and Nick Frost. He also collaborated with them as the director of the television series Spaced.
He co-wrote, produced and directed the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Along with his friend Joe Cornish and Steven Moffat, he co-wrote Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Wright and Cornish also co-wrote the screenplay of upcoming superhero film Ant-Man, which Edgar Wright was intended to direct for a planned release in July 2015 before departing the project.
1994 – A Fistful of Fingers
2004 – Shaun of the Dead
2007 – Hot Fuzz
2010 – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
2013 – The World’s End
2017 – Baby Driver
|Shaun of the Dead||2004||A quintessentially British blend of horror and comedy, with plenty of pop culture nods and dozens of memorable scenes. Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright may have gone on to bigger movies, but there are few that hit the mark as well as their debut.||5||Mat|
|Shaun of the Dead||2004||A fantastic debut that could easily have been a feature length episode of his hit TV show Spaced. Wright got in on the zombie genre before it became stale and delivered a superb send up.||4||Gordon|
|Hot Fuzz||2007||Easily Wright's best film. Fuzz deserves to be listed with the best of British comedies, but it isn't just funny. It has action, fantastic lead performances, a great look and a brilliant script.||4.5||Gordon|
|Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||2010||Can Edgar Wright do Hollywood? Thats a big fat yes. Playing up to it's target audience the film a breath of fresh air for teen hero movies.||4||Gordon|
|The World's End||2013||A bit of a disappointment for the third flavour Cornetto. World's End is still a funny and entertaining film, but not the way I hoped the trilogy would fizzle out.||3.5||Gordon|
|Baby Driver||2017||Stylish and entertaining, but light on character and plot. Another feather in Edgar Wright's cap, but too shallow to truly shine.||4||Gordon|
|Baby Driver||2017||Packed with stylish set-pieces and cool songs, but they just serve as a distraction from the fact that the story is both simple and predictable. A reasonable action thriller but nothing more.||3||Mat|
The Verdict – 4 Stars
It always gives a director an advantage to write their own work and Wright has written all of his directorial work. Scott Pilgrim and Baby Driver have proved he is capable of blockbuster movies and not just his very English parodies. Without a bad film in his arsenal Edgar Wright has a big legacy to upkeep.
This page will be updated as we watch more Edgar Wright films and therefore his overall rating will change over time. You can see where Ed sits in the Directors League here.