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      Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

      2005, Mystery & thriller/Lgbtq+, 1h 42m

      184 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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

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      Two-bit crook Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) stumbles into an audition for a mystery film while on the run from the cops. Winning the part, he lands in Hollywood, where he's flung into a tangled, murderous conspiracy with his childhood sweetheart, Harmony Lane (Michelle Monaghan), and hard-boiled private eye Perry van Shrike (Val Kilmer). This deadpan, affectionate parody of film noir tropes is named for film critic Pauline Kael's influential 1968 collection of film reviews and essays.

      • Rating: R (Nudity|Language|Sexuality|Violence)

      • Genre: Mystery & thriller, Lgbtq+

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Shane Black

      • Producer: Shane Black, Joel Silver

      • Writer: Shane Black

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $4.2M

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      • Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

      • Production Co: Warner Brothers, Silver Pictures

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      • Mar 11, 2016

        Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang stars Robert Downey Jr. as a petty thief who wanders into an audition for a movie role, lands the part, and is thrown into a major private investigation alongside a professional PI (played by Val Kilmer) including his childhood crush (played by Michelle Monaghan). This was an entertaining approach to a crime noir movie. RDJ served as both character and narrator, and his narrations were witty and hilarious. The way he gives his and Michelle's backstories is hysterical and self-aware. The film score was appropriate for the style of film presented. Like other Shane Black movies, KKBB establishes an environment and specific time period, this movie being early 2000's LA at Christmas. Shane Black always does a great job making his sets come to life, and this movie is no exception. Val Kilmer delivers what is probably one of his funniest roles; he really steals the show whenever he's on-screen. RDJ is always enjoyable, and Monaghan delivers despite her character being very wishy-washy. There are a few things that hold this movie back. The plot of the case, especially its resolution, is a bit confusing. Also, there were some scenes where the noir-style was abandoned in favor of a will-they-won't-they romance between RDJ and Monaghan. The scenes were good, but they just didn't fit in with the overall film. Overall, this is a good movie and a solid directorial debut for Shane Black. It isn't as good as The Nice Guys, but it's definitely watchable. If you like his movies, these actors, or crime-noir movies, go watch Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Final grade: B -Ben

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      • Feb 25, 2015

        Probably the best thing Shane Black's ever made, and I do not say that lightly, even the worst things he's behind have been okay, and the great (like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) are truly great. The movie that turned me on to lead man Robert Downey Jr., but it's Val Kilmer that steals the show here.

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      • Jan 15, 2015

        A horrible mess. I'm not sure what positive the other reviewers got out of this film. The usually charming Downey is horribly annoying in leading the charge through a bad version of Get Shorty.

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      • Dec 16, 2014

        A wild black comedy from writer/director Shane Black, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is irreverently fun. When small-time crook turned actor Harry Lockhart shadows a PI to research a role he ends up entangled in the murder of a Hollywood producer's daughter. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, and Michelle Monaghan, the film has a strong cast. Downey in particular gives an incredible performance, and does a great job at balancing the dark humor with the action. Additionally, the noir satire is especially well-done. However, the plot is packed with a lot of unnecessary tangents and filler that distracts from the mystery and slows down the film. Yet despite the clutter, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is entertaining and delivers some good laughs.

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