• Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Release Date: November 14th, 2005

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

Production Co: Silver Pictures, Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Creative, Quest, Girlfriend, Mystery, Office, 2000s, Murder

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 80
    Film Threat

    One of the coolest and most memorable films of 2005 – I just want to see it again. show more

  • 70
    David EdelsteinSlate

    The comic surface of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is all polished brilliance, with surprisingly few dull patches...The movie doesn't deliver in the kiss-kiss department, though. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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