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R| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
Two-bit crook Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) stumbles into an audition for a mystery film while on the run from the cops. Winning the part, he lands in Hollywood, where he's flung into a tangled, murderous conspiracy with his childhood sweetheart, Harmony Lane (Michelle Monaghan), and hard-boiled private eye Perry van Shrike (Val Kilmer). This deadpan, affectionate parody of film noir tropes is named for film critic Pauline Kael's influential 1968 collection of film reviews and essays.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. , Val Kilmer , Michelle Monaghan , Corbin Bernsen , Dash Mihok , Larry Miller , Rockmond Dunbar , Shannyn Sossamon

Director: Shane Black

Genres: Thriller, Mystery

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

Release Date: October 21st, 2005|1 hr. 42 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Shane Black creates a movie that is defiantly smartass and too cool for the room. I couldn't have liked it more. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Has some hilarious moments and still succeeds in dramatic terms. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    All three actors give it their all, but Monaghan stands out with a sexy yet oddly down-to-earth variation on the Midwest girl gone wrong, thanks partly to a dark dysfunctional family secret. show more

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Scenes We Love: 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'

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David Ehrlich on Nov 2nd, 2010 10:02PM

To put it simply, Shane Black's 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' is a hyper self-reflexive neo-noir meta comedy, a post-modern detective yarn for a generation more interested in referencing Raymond Chandler...

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