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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Reviews

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
December 14, 2014
The plot of the film is almost willfully convoluted. But it's also largely beside the point, an excuse for quite a few good scenes, most of them equal parts homage and subversion.
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Craig Outhier
Orange County Register
December 14, 2014
Kiss Kiss is such a delightful bombardment, we barely notice that Black's convoluted, serpentine plot doesn't make a lick of sense.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
December 14, 2014
A sarky, sniping film noir homage that assassinates the character of every LA archetype you could imagine.
Christopher Borrelli
Toledo Blade
December 14, 2014
Ideally mindless and entertaining in every way.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
December 14, 2014
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is as deep and as much fun as its title: That is, not very, and quite a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
December 14, 2014
A self-referential noir-screwball-action movie that never wears out its welcome -- although it delights in taking that risk, over and over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
December 14, 2014
It's the year's most go-for-broke movie -- weird, silly, sad, and the hardest I've laughed at anything that wasn't The Aristocrats.
Mark Beirne
MovieFIX
December 14, 2014
Part comedy, part romance and part crime caper, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is one of the most entertaining and original films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Pauline Adamek
FILMINK (Australia)
December 14, 2014
This noir spoof is hammy pulp fiction to be sure, but the oddball characters and truly hilarious banter pull it right out of the B-grade bin and onto the cult shelf.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
December 14, 2014
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is both an apology for soiling American cinema and surrender to the mass appeal that allowed it to happen. It's a bold experiment, yet only occasionally a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
December 14, 2014
It's funny and it's exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
December 14, 2014
This super-cool post-modern take on Hollywood and the detective genre has been so cleverly written by Black.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
December 14, 2014
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is notable for many things. Firstly, the pairing of Downey Jr. and Kilmer is absolutely inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Lee Marshall
Screen International
December 12, 2014
A hugely entertaining mix of film noir, comic buddy movie and meta-cinematic romp.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
December 4, 2013
Jumpy and ironic, Downey is a quicksilver delight and Kilmer is funny as the gay Perry.

Total Film
December 4, 2013
Essential. Killer acting, gripping action and hilarious one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Stella Papamichael
Radio Times
December 4, 2013
It may just be a fly-by-night fancy, but this quirky noir still packs more heat than your average action thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Clare Pfeiffer Ramsey
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 4, 2013
Kilmer and Downey are not making high art here, but, hey, at least they're good for a few chuckles.
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
December 4, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 5, 2013
The best movie, with the best script, in writer Shane Black's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

Film Ireland Magazine
January 31, 2006

New Zealand Herald
December 10, 2005
Mike Usinger
Georgia Straight
December 10, 2005
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