Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Riffing on detective movies the way Scream dissected slasher flicks, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer-director Shane Black's sleek, playful comic noir spins a web of… Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Riffing on detective movies the way Scream dissected slasher flicks, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer-director Shane Black's sleek, playful comic noir spins a web of…
DVD Review

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2006)

Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr., ...
Image credit: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: John Bramley
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jun 13, 2006; DVD Release Date: Jun 13, 2006; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Riffing on detective movies the way Scream dissected slasher flicks, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang writer-director Shane Black's sleek, playful comic noir spins a web of murder, deception, and gay humor, while cleverly deconstructing itself. EXTRAS The lame blooper reel is superfluous in such a rollicking context. But the lively commentary by Black and his two stars is a hoot — candidly pointing out that 23 minutes into the film nothing much has happened, giving props to a recently deceased Lou Rawls, and identifying otherwise obscure Richard Grieco and Laurence Fishburne cameos.

Originally posted Jun 09, 2006 Published in issue #882 Jun 16, 2006 Order article reprints
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