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Based on 37 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 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

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Amazingly and incessantly funny, a free-form riff on Hollywood shenanigans, the film noir genre and film in general. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Steeped in attitude - a smart-alecky, insider sarcasm that can be pretty clever at times, but also pretty insufferable. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Designed as a giant put-on, "Kiss Kiss" is so inside Hollywood, so anxious to bite the hand that fed Black, that it plays like an elaborate prank. Some of it is a lot of fun; most of it is a lot of nonsense. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Downey and Monaghan are wonderful at playing characters that compensate for the harshness of their past with flippant swaggers. show more

  • 88
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Black's retro-noir reminds us why we love movies: because they can surprise us, even when we're ankle deep in bullet casings, bodies and enough twists to tie us in knots. show more

  • 88
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    This tribute to old-fashioned hard-boiled detective fiction is laced with Hollywood satire and snappy, lightning-fast dialogue. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The plot is thin: You'll guess the villain early, then pick holes in story construction. But Black's ear for mock-noir speeches doesn't fail him, and he gleefully parodies the chase scenes that dominated his action movies. show more

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