Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Shane Black (2005)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Lethal Weapon made Shane Black a Hollywood hotshot at 23 years old, and he went on to earn millions of dollars for his action-packed scripts for The Last Boy Scout and The Long Kiss Goodnight. Nearly two decades on, he turns his hand to directing - but this crime comedy offers more than just routine thrills. It's a hilarious game of nudge nudge, wink wink, with the compelling Robert Downey Jr as a petty thief who winds up playing gumshoe. He guides us through a tangled murder case with his playful voiceover assuring: "Don't worry. I saw Lord of the Rings - I'm not going to end this 17 times." Val Kilmer helps him navigate the twists and turns as top private eye "Gay" Perry, who's armed with a brilliant battery of one-liners of his own: "Any questions... hesitate to call!" It may just be a fly-by-night fancy, but this quirky noir still packs more heat than your average action thriller.


A petty thief poses as an actor to avoid the law, and lands a role playing a detective. The crook is sent to work with a real-life private eye to perfect his performance, but the unlikely duo end up in over their heads when they stumble on a series of murders. Comedy thriller, starring Robert Downey Jr, Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan.

Cast & Crew

Harry Lockhart Robert Downey Jr
"Gay" Perry Val Kilmer
Harmony Faith Lane Michelle Monaghan
Harlan Dexter Corbin Bernsen
Mr Frying Pan Dash Mihok
Dabney Shaw Larry Miller
Mr Fire Rockmond Dunbar
Pink hair girl Shannyn Sossamon
Flicka Angela Lindvall
Director Shane Black
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 Nov 2005
Drama Comedy