Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tongue-in-cheek satire blends well with entertaining action and spot-on performances in this dark, eclectic neo-noir homage.

Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The plot of the film is almost willfully convoluted. But it's also largely beside the point, an excuse for quite a few good scenes, most of them equal parts homage and subversion.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

[Robert Downey Jr. is] the quickest, sharpest, slyest and wryest comic actor on the screen.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

A sarky, sniping film noir homage that assassinates the character of every LA archetype you could imagine.

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Craig Outhier
Orange County Register

Kiss Kiss is such a delightful bombardment, we barely notice that Black's convoluted, serpentine plot doesn't make a lick of sense.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] cheerful mess of a pulp-fiction parody, pumped full of laughs by Michelle Monaghan, Val Kilmer, and Robert Downey Jr.

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Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade

Ideally mindless and entertaining in every way.

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David Ansen

Jumpy and ironic, Downey is a quicksilver delight and Kilmer is funny as the gay Perry.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is as much fun as the title suggests, and packed with banter that rolls off the tongue just as easily.

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Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is as deep and as much fun as its title: That is, not very, and quite a lot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
Shane Black was a Hollywood icon by the time he was in his early 20s. In 1987 he sold a script called [i]Lethal Weapon[/i] to producer Joel Silver that put a… More
KJ Proulx
Realistically written and directed by Shane Black, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" is one of the best fins in it's genre, admitting every little cliche… More
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Kevin M. Williams
While Downey, Kilmer and Mognahan all deliver spot on, nuanced performances the real star here is director/writer Shane Black who's knowledge, vision, and… More
Red Lats
I don't know - doesn't the plot have to make a little bit of sense? The last scene where Downey brings down a whole gang of bad guys is so far… More
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