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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr., ...
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: John Bramley

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
102 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/21/05
performer:
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Corbin Bernsen
director:
Shane Black
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Shane Black
genre:
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B+

Riffing on detective movies the way Scream dissected slasher flicks, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer-director Shane Black’s sleek, playful comic noir spins a web of murder, deception, and gay humor, while cleverly deconstructing itself. EXTRAS The lame blooper reel is superfluous in such a rollicking context. But the lively commentary by Black and his two stars is a hoot — candidly pointing out that 23 minutes into the film nothing much has happened, giving props to a recently deceased Lou Rawls, and identifying otherwise obscure Richard Grieco and Laurence Fishburne cameos.