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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang


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.

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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