Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Film, Comedy
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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
As screenwriter of the likes of ‘The Last Action Hero’, ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’ and the ‘Lethal Weapon’ series, Black specialised in leavening buddy-investigator dynamics with nods and winks at genre formula. His directorial debut is an ultra-knowing contemporary take on the naive gumshoe procedural, with Downey on deliciously rumpled form as a two-bit thief marooned in LA and mixed up in murder. Less clued-up ’tec than richocheting pinball, he’s ably assisted by Monaghan’s old flame and Kilmer’s ‘Gay’ Perry, a more accomplished private dick. The self-aware narration and formal trickery are ultimately window-dressing, but a very enjoyable way to have your genre cake and eat it too.

By: BW


Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday November 11 2005
Duration: 103 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Shane Black
Screenwriter: Shane Black
Cast: Robert Downey Jr
Val Kilmer
Michelle Monaghan
Corbin Bernsen

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3.8 / 5

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Worth seeing , good performances but gets a little too cutesy towards the end.