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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Reviews

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January 20, 2017
Action, Humor, and Romance - what more can you ask?
½ December 23, 2016
A fun caper that's a bit hard to follow and all about breaking the 4th Wall (look it up). But who cares? It's a nutso faux noir romp and the leads nail it, especially Monaghan & Downey. What straight guy doesn't want to marry Michelle?! An auspicious directorial debut for Shane Black. The cinematography is uncommonly good for a mid-budget flick. Notice the color layers throughout - foregrounds, mid-grounds, backgrounds. Very effective. A good entertainment at a good runtime length.
December 19, 2016
Great dialogue, great performances, and really funny. A highly entertaining neo-noir flick and an underrated gem.
December 7, 2016
The plot can be a complete clusterfuck, but the whiplash, take-no-prisoners attitude of the whole film smooths that issue over.
½ November 30, 2016
Hilarious crime comedy notable for being the comebacks for both Robert Downey Jr. & Shane Black to cinema greatness. Downey is superb as Harry Lockhart, hilariously fumbling his way through the crime caper while proving what a great actor he is (reportedly, it was this performance that convinced Marvel to cast him as "Iron Man"). He is paired perfectly with Val Kilmer as Gay Perry, a openly homosexual detective forced to keep Harry from killing himself while trying to solve the murder. Behind the camera, Shane Black crafts a hilarious send up to crime movies, mocking everything from the voice over narrative (Downey excels at this as well) to the cliched twists. However, it is not an full on satire and there are moments of real drama (when Harry is forced to see someone die before his eyes, it leads to a pretty powerful moment). Overall, one of the funniest crime comedies in recent years, and since it's Shane Black, a darn fun Christmas movie.
½ October 28, 2016
Hilarious and witty. RDJ gives one of the best performances of his career by playing an unlikely hero in a mystery story.
October 15, 2016
Didn't like it. Didn't finish it. Lame.
½ October 4, 2016
Smart, witty... and extremely misogynistic.
October 2, 2016
With fantastic leading performances from Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer to match an equally clever, irreverent, lightspeed dialogue script, 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' is an underrated gem of the genre. Writer/director Shane Black shows confidence and direction in this neo-noir feature that never takes itself very seriously, but never falls short of captivating the audience in an exciting, mysterious, and utterly hilarious romp that proved to be a great return to form for Downey Jr. and Kilmer alike.

Final Grade: A+
October 2, 2016
With fantastic leading performances from Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer to match an equally clever, irreverent, lightspeed dialogue script, 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' is an underrated gem of the genre. Writer/director Shane Black shows confidence and direction in this neo-noir feature that never takes itself very serious, but never falls short of captivating the audience in an exciting, mysterious, and utterly hilarious romp that proved to be a great return to form for Downey Jr. and Kilmer alike.

Final Grade: A+
½ August 27, 2016
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a dark and bizarre noir action comedy. However, Shane Black's directorial debut also manages to be quite witty and creative. Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer make a good duo. Plus, this movie features an unconventional narrator, which is a lot of fun. It's not a movie I could watch over and over again (as previously mentioned, it's dark), but it's always amusing to see something unique.
½ August 20, 2016
Es muy chistosa y entretenida, la química entre Robert Downey Jr. y Val Kilmer es muy buena, la historia es divertida y no me sentí aburrido en ningún momento.
½ August 17, 2016
A little hard to follow as it frantically moves around, but "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" turns out pitch-black humor while spinning its wheels.
August 14, 2016
A really entertaining mystery comedy movie, the chemistry between Downey Jr. and Kilmer is pretty funny and the script is great, but the plot sometimes gets a bit messy and confusing.
August 8, 2016
Funny, clever and perfectly acted.
Super Reviewer
August 1, 2016
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang stars Robert Downey Jr. as a petty thief who wanders into an audition for a movie role, lands the part, and is thrown into a major private investigation alongside a professional PI (played by Val Kilmer) including his childhood crush (played by Michelle Monaghan).

This was an entertaining approach to a crime noir movie. RDJ served as both character and narrator, and his narrations were witty and hilarious. The way he gives his and Michelle's backstories is hysterical and self-aware. The film score was appropriate for the style of film presented. Like other Shane Black movies, KKBB establishes an environment and specific time period, this movie being early 2000's LA at Christmas. Shane Black always does a great job making his sets come to life, and this movie is no exception. Val Kilmer delivers what is probably one of his funniest roles; he really steals the show whenever he's on-screen. RDJ is always enjoyable, and Monaghan delivers despite her character being very wishy-washy.

There are a few things that hold this movie back. The plot of the case, especially its resolution, is a bit confusing. Also, there were some scenes where the noir-style was abandoned in favor of a will-they-won't-they romance between RDJ and Monaghan. The scenes were good, but they just didn't fit in with the overall film.

Overall, this is a good movie and a solid directorial debut for Shane Black. It isn't as good as The Nice Guys, but it's definitely watchable. If you like his movies, these actors, or crime-noir movies, go watch Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

Final grade: B

-Ben
July 21, 2016
****
'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' succeeds with flying colours, ticking off everything on it's checklist: it's funny, mysterious, beautifully shot and features 2 brilliant performances from the buddy-cop duo of Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer. My only complaint would be the pacing, other than that the movies a blast!
½ July 17, 2016
Fun and quirky film noir. A self-aware movie about Hollywood. Counting points off for failing to pass Bechdel + damaged-goods trope.
July 9, 2016
With absolutely flawless comedic delivery, timing and unparalleled chemistry between the lead roles, this may be one of the funniest films I have seen. Perfectly scripted and casted, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang doesn't miss a beat.
July 2, 2016
A very entertaining neo-noir movie with great performances from RDJ and Val Kilmer. An all around good time
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