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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

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As its title implies, "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" is a splashy neo-noir buddy thriller with plenty of laughs and jaw-dropping plot twists. Screenwriter Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon") returns to movies after a long hiatus to make a dazzling directorial debut that’s injected with full-bloom performances by Val Kilmer, newcomer Michelle Monaghan, and one very watchable Robert Downey Jr. as Harry Lockhart a petty thief/wannabe actor on the run in LA. Harry teams up with gay private detective Gay Perry (Kilmer) to pose as a private eye-in-training. But bodies start piling up and the girl of his dreams since childhood proves to be much more than he bargained for. Slick, sassy and downright delicious "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" is a royal cinematic treat. Special features include English, French, and Spanish subtitles, a commentary track with Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Shane Black, a gag reel, and the theatrical trailer. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1, with sound quality processed in Dolby Digital 5.1. (Movie – Four Stars, DVD features – Three Stars) Rated R, 102 mins. (Warner Brothers)

July 3, 2006 in Black Comedy | Permalink