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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

  • Film

Time Out says

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.
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Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Release date:Friday 11 November 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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