Kiss or Kill (1997)

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Set amidst the eerie desolation of the Australian outback, Kiss or Kill is a superior reworking of vintage film noir materials from the veteran director Bill Bennett. Its lovers-on-the-run story focuses on Nicole (Frances O'Connor) and Al (Matt Day), a pair of petty thieves running a scam targeting married businessmen; when one of their victims accidentally dies, they flee his hotel room, absconding with his briefcase. The case contains a videotape of Zipper Doyle (Barry Langrishe), a national … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Bill Bennett
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 5, 1998
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Universal Pictures

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Cast


as Nikki Davis

as Al Fletcher

as Det. Hummer

as Adler Jones

as Stan

as Zipper Doyle

as Bel Jones

as Possum Harry

as Lindsay Klein
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Critic Reviews for Kiss or Kill

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (13)

Imagine Terrence Malick's Badlands done as black comedy, with the rural atmosphere of Psycho and dialogue rubbed against flint.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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The picture's velocity, style, irreverence, unexpected playful humor and new take on the noir genre make it worth a look.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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If this scenario sounds like stock film-noir plotting, Bill Bennett ... makes something utterly fresh and, for all its scent of evil, invigorating out of it.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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A chaotic-but-pointless exercise in mediocrity.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
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Bennett's screenplay is consistent, completely concerned with the haphazard and the jogging of conventional expectation.

January 1, 2000
The New Republic
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I've seen countless road movies, but this one felt different, as if it had an unbalanced flywheel.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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