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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Reviews

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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
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 17, 2011
[Robert Downey Jr. is] the quickest, sharpest, slyest and wryest comic actor on the screen.
Maria Llull
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Choppy L.A. thriller. Absolutely not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 19, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 1, 2009
An effervescent ride buoyed in no small amount by the agility of the actors
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 16, 2009
Slick, sassy and downright delicious "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" is a royal cinematic treat.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 27, 2008
A raucous mix of black comedy and noir thriller.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
This is how Hollywood action comedies should be done -- smart, fast and a hoot.
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
December 1, 2007
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.
Top Critic
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 27, 2007
[A] cheerful mess of a pulp-fiction parody, pumped full of laughs by Michelle Monaghan, Val Kilmer, and Robert Downey Jr.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
November 27, 2007
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is as much fun as the title suggests, and packed with banter that rolls off the tongue just as easily.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
A winkingly funny neo-noir treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 9, 2006
A good time for folks who like Raymond Chandler novels and action movies with a quirky side.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Wrathall
Sight and Sound
September 28, 2006
It's the laugh-a-minute repartee of this odd couple that drives the movie far more than the ridiculously overly complicated plot.
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
June 24, 2006
Goes for [snarky postmodernism] immediately, then, to my surprise, deftly pulls it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Ben Walters
Time Out
June 24, 2006
An ultra-knowing exercise in genre deconstruction, and something of a charmer to boot.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 13, 2006
It's a movie that becomes so taken with itself, that it seems to be doing the laughing instead of the viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 10, 2006
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang remains mostly on target, sending up old detective stories and contemporary cinema simultaneously,
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 13, 2006
A very funny send-up of hard-boiled L.A. detective movies like 'L.A. Confidential' and 'Chinatown.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
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