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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

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"Jumpy and ironic, Downey is a quicksilver delight and Kilmer is funny as the gay Perry."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is as much fun as the title suggests, and packed with banter that rolls off the tongue just as easily."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Essential. Killer acting, gripping action and hilarious one-liners."
‑ , Total Film
"No one does erupting instinct better than Robert Downey Jr.... No one does calculated outrageousness better than Val Kilmer... They're itchy-funny and potent together."
‑ Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun
"Its wink-wink eyelids feel heavy from having seen so much in Hollywood and it turns out to be the best accidental detective story since "The Big Lebowski." Downey Jr. and Kilmer make one of the least likely, most inspired buddy pairings of the 2000s."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"[Robert Downey Jr. is] the quickest, sharpest, slyest and wryest comic actor on the screen."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"An ultra-knowing exercise in genre deconstruction, and something of a charmer to boot."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"It may just be a fly-by-night fancy, but this quirky noir still packs more heat than your average action thriller."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Radio Times
"The best movie, with the best script, in writer Shane Black's career."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"An effervescent ride buoyed in no small amount by the agility of the actors"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"[A] cheerful mess of a pulp-fiction parody, pumped full of laughs by Michelle Monaghan, Val Kilmer, and Robert Downey Jr."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is the first movie since 1994's Pulp Fiction not just to understand movie violence as a pop cultural form ... but to play it like a virtuoso violinist."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Kilmer and Downey are not making high art here, but, hey, at least they're good for a few chuckles."
‑ Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Choppy L.A. thriller. Absolutely not for kids."
‑ Maria Llull, Common Sense Media
"Slick, sassy and downright delicious "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" is a royal cinematic treat."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
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