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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)



Average Rating: 7.4/10
Reviews Counted: 156
Fresh: 131 | Rotten: 25

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


Average Rating: 7.2/10
Critic Reviews: 42
Fresh: 35 | Rotten: 7

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



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A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.


Drama, Romance, Comedy

Shane Black

Jun 13, 2006


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Jumpy and ironic, Downey is a quicksilver delight and Kilmer is funny as the gay Perry.

December 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Newsweek
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[Robert Downey Jr. is] the quickest, sharpest, slyest and wryest comic actor on the screen.

December 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
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[A] cheerful mess of a pulp-fiction parody, pumped full of laughs by Michelle Monaghan, Val Kilmer, and Robert Downey Jr.

November 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is as much fun as the title suggests, and packed with banter that rolls off the tongue just as easily.

November 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Associated Press
Associated Press
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An ultra-knowing exercise in genre deconstruction, and something of a charmer to boot.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out | Comment (1)
Time Out
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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is the first movie since 1994's Pulp Fiction not just to understand movie violence as a pop cultural form ... but to play it like a virtuoso violinist.

November 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Essential. Killer acting, gripping action and hilarious one-liners.

December 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

It may just be a fly-by-night fancy, but this quirky noir still packs more heat than your average action thriller.

December 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

Kilmer and Downey are not making high art here, but, hey, at least they're good for a few chuckles.

December 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

No one does erupting instinct better than Robert Downey Jr.... No one does calculated outrageousness better than Val Kilmer... They're itchy-funny and potent together.

December 4, 2013 Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun

The best movie, with the best script, in writer Shane Black's career.

May 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Choppy L.A. thriller. Absolutely not for kids.

January 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Its wink-wink eyelids feel heavy from having seen so much in Hollywood and it turns out to be the best accidental detective story since "The Big Lebowski." Downey Jr. and Kilmer make one of the least likely, most inspired buddy pairings of the 2000s.

September 19, 2010 Full Review Source:

An effervescent ride buoyed in no small amount by the agility of the actors

September 1, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion | Comment (1)

Slick, sassy and downright delicious "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" is a royal cinematic treat.

April 16, 2009 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

A raucous mix of black comedy and noir thriller.

February 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4 | Comment (1)

This is how Hollywood action comedies should be done -- smart, fast and a hoot.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

As a slice of disposably self-referential entertainment, it more than earns its keep, and also acts as an effective witness-protection programme for two stars who were formerly more in need of a bullet than a kiss.

December 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Observer [UK] | Comment (1)
Observer [UK]

A winkingly funny neo-noir treat.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound
Big Picture Big Sound

The film's more than a little bit tounge-in-cheek, and the constant winking at the audience could tire for some. For me, I just kicked back and enjoyed the ride, one far more literate than most shoot 'em ups your'e like to to come across any time soon.

June 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Scouts
Film Scouts

A good time for folks who like Raymond Chandler novels and action movies with a quirky side.

October 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

It's the laugh-a-minute repartee of this odd couple that drives the movie far more than the ridiculously overly complicated plot.

September 28, 2006 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound | Comment (1)
Sight and Sound

Audience Reviews for Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

January 21, 2014

Super Reviewer

This started out with a, well, you know... but eventually lost my interest.
September 16, 2013

Super Reviewer

Film noir injected with irreverance, raunch, and endless wit. A superb rejuvenation of an entire genre.
May 31, 2013
Kevin Cookman

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Watch watch "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" now now.

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    1. Harmony Faith Lane: You could sleep here, but it would only be sleeping, Harry. If that's going to frustrate you...
    – Submitted by George P (4 months ago)
    1. Harry Lockhart: You slept with Chuck Chutney! You slept with Chuck Chutney!
    – Submitted by George P (4 months ago)
    1. Gay Perry: That's impossible. They don't even know you. They couldn't possibly...
    2. Harry Lockhart: No, they couldn't. You're right. And since the body can't be here and this is all a dream and oh look, there's Elmo the Elf. Good morning Elmo. What's in your basket?
    – Submitted by Michael M (7 months ago)
    1. Gay Perry: Okay. You've got thirty of my fucking seconds. Thrill me.
    – Submitted by Jade S (10 months ago)
    1. Harry Lockhart: It's literally like someone took America by the East Coast and shook it, and all the normal girls managed to hang on.
    – Submitted by Jade S (10 months ago)
    1. Gay Perry: Is that it?
    2. Harry Lockhart: No, that's the other corpse from the last guy who stayed here.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
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