Reviews

Apr 15, 2022
Although the novelty of a protagonist whos aware hes in a noir thriller grows tiresome, the comic banter between Downey Jr. and Kilmer remains priceless for much of the film.
Sep 10, 2021
Funny, violent, smart and pitched perfectly to anyone who wants their own sun-blasted dirtbag Christmas mystery, this could be your It's A Wonderful Life.
Oct 9, 2020
Self-aware, making plenty of nods to its existence both as a mere movie and as something outside the strictly defined realm of invention, it's fortunately never overbearing.
Oct 8, 2020
Dark, witty and wickedly funny.
May 9, 2020
Despite all the blood and gore, Kiss/Bang ends up being a remarkably good-natured and surprisingly moralistic little film.
Nov 5, 2019
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is a film that is unjustly ignored. [Full Review in Spanish]
Aug 23, 2019
It's the film's action aspect the facet in which this movie stands out the most. [Full Review in Spanish]
Apr 18, 2019
As though he were revisiting the 1970s' reimagining of the 1930s film noir, Black plays with the 21st-century spectator's expectations of perverse plot twists to highlight his characters' humanity.
Nov 24, 2018
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a quite brilliant, funny, and not altogether unnuanced, pastiche of fatalistic, old-school LA noir.
Jan 5, 2018
I love movies about movies and this is one of the best.
Dec 22, 2017
What's marvelous about director-screenwriter Shane Black's depiction of the holiday season is that he captures it in a way that feels true to life (no matter how absurd the circumstances).
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 14, 2014
A sarky, sniping film noir homage that assassinates the character of every LA archetype you could imagine.
Dec 14, 2014
Ideally mindless and entertaining in every way.
Dec 14, 2014
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is as deep and as much fun as its title: That is, not very, and quite a lot.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.
Dec 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.