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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang


Genre :

Comedy, Thriller, Romance

Release Date :

November 11, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Shane Black

Starring :

Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Joel Michaely, Corbin Bernsen, Shannyn Sossamon

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4.5 of 5

“..worth repeated viewings..”
by David Thomas [Filmcritic]
3 of 4

“..the smartest, fastest, funnest Hollywood update on '40s film noir..”
by Stephen Schaefer [Boston Herald]
“..still quite a roller-coaster ride through the funhouse of Tough-Guy P.I. Fiction..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter at Cannes]
2 of 4

“..starts off with a kick but ultimately runs on the fumes of pseudo-hardboiled attitude...”
by Sheri Linden [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 4

“..remains awfully entertaining throughout..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
3 of 4

“..provides a special kind of pleasure...”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
9 of 10

“..one of those rare action-comedies that can be appreciated by more than just teen males..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
4 of 5

“..one of the most enjoyable romps in ages--knowing, witty, clever and full of outrageously good action...”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
3 of 4

“..gets the balance between comedy and pulp thrillers right..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
6 of 10

“..felt a little too intricate and plot-twisty for its own good, with not enough investment in its characters, or the storyline..”
by Berge Garabedian [JoBlo's Movie Emporium]
1 of 4

“..elf-indulgent and unfunny comedy..”
by Peter Keough [The Boston Phoenix]
4.5 of 5

“..deliriously enjoyable noir comedy-thriller..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..a tremendously entertaining trip..”
by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
4 of 5

“..a movie that the noir-philes will enjoy more than general moviegoers will...”
by Scott Weinberg [EFilmCritic]
4 of 5

“..a hugely enjoyable comedy thriller that delivers on all counts..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
3.5 of 4

“..a guilty pleasure you don't have to feel guilty about...”
by Robert K. Elder [Chicago Tribune]
8 of 10
Reviewed by Mel Valentin [Movie-Vault]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Rollo Tomassi [Iofilm]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Clint Morris [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Andy Jacobs [BBC Films]
4 of 4
Reviewed by Pam Grady [Reel]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
3 of 4
Reviewed by [The Filmiliar Cineaste]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
Reviewed by Anthony Lane [The New Yorker]

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