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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [DVD] [2005]

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  • Actors: Robert Downey Jr, Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen, Dash Mihok
  • Directors: Shane Black
  • Producers: Joel Silver
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Mar. 2006
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BLI0SC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,068 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Comedy starring Robert Downey Jr. Harry Lockhart (Downey Jr.) is basically a decent guy. Sure, he's a petty thief who skates through life on a shaky cocktail of dog-eared charm and cockeyed optimism, but he wants to do the right thing. He just doesn't know how, exactly. Harry's perpetual bad luck takes a turn for the better when he and his partner are doing some after-hours Christmas 'shopping' at a New York City toy store and the security alarm breaks up the party. In making his frantic getaway from the cops, Harry inadvertently stumbles into an audition for a Hollywood detective movie, and faster than you can say Jack Robinson, the producer flies him to Los Angeles for a screen test. Thrust into the cutthroat world of L.A.'s pros, cons, losers and wannabes, Harry is teamed with tough-guy private eye Perry van Shrike (Val Kilmer), AKA 'Gay Perry', to prepare him for his screen test.

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With smart scribe Shane Black both penning the script and behind the camera, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was never going to be ordinary. Yet it’s far better than you could have hoped for, marrying in comedy, action, a bit of a detective work and a constant, knowing wink to the audience.

Cruelly underperforming at the box office, the film finds Robert Downey Jr as a small time thief, who quite literally finds himself stumbling into the world of acting. With a potential role as a private detective in the offing, his agent arranges for him to spend his time with private investigator Val Kilmer. All is fairly light, until a dead body crosses their paths and a genuine mystery presents itself.

And that then sets the scene for a pacey, energetic film spearheaded by a trio of strong performances. The main plaudits should go to the interplay between Kilmer and Downey Jr, who both eat up their respective best roles in years. Meeting them head on though is Michelle Monaghan, who plays a wannabe actress with a talent for fast talking, and looks that Downey Jr’s Harry can’t help but resist.

Now it’s fair to argue that the setup itself doesn’t feel particularly fresh. Yet the execution most certainly is, with Black savvy enough to know when to avoid the genre clichés, and when to drive his script right through the middle of them with a great big grin on his face. Grounded by a splendidly witty narration from Downey Jr, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is, at the point this review is being written, an underappreciated gem. Hopefully time, and DVD, will see it right.--Simon Brew

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And it works! Maybe not 100%, but enough to see why it got a standing ovation at Cannes.

Robert Downey Jr. plays a petty thief, propelled through unlikely circumstance to the Hollywood scene. To prepare for the part he has landed in, he has to team up with Val Kilmer's gay private detective to learn the ropes. However, what should be a run of the mill surveillance, turns out to be a dramatic dumping of a dead body. From there, the twists and revelations and action come thick and fast, with Downey Jr.'s character landing in deeper trouble as he tries hard to impress his childhood crush, played by Shannyn Sossamon. Alas, the plot is overcomplicated - we had to stop the movie and talk amongst ourselves now and again to put together what was happening - but who cares, when the acting and script are so good.

Shane Black, screenwriter of `Lethal Weapon', `The Last Boy Scout' and the `Long Kiss Goodnight', directs for the first time here - and he does it in the same punchy, funny but dark way he writes in. The format is in a Raymond Chandler like style, except obviously much more self referential. The movie starts off as it means to go on, with Downey Jr. narrating, starting with `Hi, I'll be your narrator this evening..'. Even the titles are original, reminiscent of Saul Bass.

Some people will hate it for being different, dark, and not falling into the normal categories, with difficult dark humour - I loved it for all the same reasons. It's worth a watch to make up your own mind!
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I missed this at the movies and didn't know anything about it prior to watching it. What a brilliant film this is. The dialogue is fantastic and makes it one of those films you can watch over and over.

The action is great and the plot is really good too. If you like Coen Bro's films or films like Grosse Pointe Blank then I think you'll love this film (not that it's anything like that film).

I found it to be full of comedy throughout, some of it subtle and some of it slapstick.

The first 20 minutes or so are a bit dis-jointed but once Downey and Kilmer get together the film takes off and never stops.
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As always Robert Downey Jnr makes the film, which is incidentally very witty, intelligent and above all entertaining. In this post modern approach to the dark, pulp fiction crime novels of the fifties the characters are very well defined and the film has a quirky air of unusualness about it. It is a black comedy of the blackest kind, but is oddly more emotionally realistic than the Tarantino films it is compared with.

A must see film for those who wish their films to be engaging and challenging.

Excellent!!
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This is a superbly well-written noir parody / tribute to crime fiction and cinema, all the while taking digs at Hollywood. Yes, there is humour - yes, there are laughs, alongside fast, witty dialogue - but the comedy isn't drawn out, and the story is essentially serious and dark.

All the characters have heart and are appealing, and this matters because you'll want to re-watch to get a firm hold of the murder-mystery plot - which does, thankfully, stand up to re-watching scrutiny. And although that plot is complex, the characters make the movie. Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan are both brilliant. Robert Downey Jr's performance is Oscar-worthy.

If you pass this up - as many did, at the cinema - you're missing a gem of a film.

On the other hand, the DVD is sadly feature-free. The visual quality is excellent as should be expected - but the film's all there is on the disc.
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I hadn't heard of the movie but stumbled over it on Amazon. One of the best films I have seen for a long time. The film is made in a very 'spoof' type of way but IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THAT (someone that watched it with me didn't get that bit)!

Really funny scenes with Val Kilmers character and Robert Downey Jnr. Downey Jnr does an excellent narration for the entire script. A refreshing change from hollywood - more please!
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best ridiculous fun I've had with a film for ages, and the best Ooops-there's-a-dead-body-in-my-bathroom discovery scene I've ever watched... fell of the sofa laughing. And Kilmer! Finally a film where you don't want to tap him sharply on the head with a soup spoon every two minutes! And Downey is, at last, wonderful. And there is a terribly, terribly attractive young lady too...hang on, let me google her...Michelle Monoghan, yes, jolly nice. Also found the plot key words:Loss Of Sister / Robber / Film Noir / Dead Woman / Electrocution... Excellent beer & pizza evening fun.
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This movie is just brilliant. There not much else to say about it, the story is great, the script is great, acting is great. This is one of those films that do not need an Oscar to be great; it is easy, hilarious and smart. I see that some other people comment on the narrating, but that is one of the things that makes this a good film, its ingenuity. It is an original film with a great plot. I just got to say: Buy it! You will love it, I did.
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang falls into the category of one of those movies that you just want to love. Débuting to rave reviews when it was in theatres, the film purports to be a gritty re-imagining of the Los Angeles noir film, a modern day spoof of the hard-boiled detective genre. And in all fairness, the film does deliver up some irreverent fun, and some sly, dark humor, but the wacky voice-overs, like so much else, proves just too tiresome.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang also has a plot that is just so convoluted. By the end of the film you will neither care nor want to know who and what the body count is. It's not that director Shane Black isn't stylish and inventive - the film is gorgeously shot and the production design unsurpassed - but Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang ultimately turns into a film that is too flagrantly pleased with itself, so smugly love with its own cleverness, that the jokes wear thin long before the movie has ended.

Robert Downey Jr. stars as Harry Lockhart, the narrator and small-time from New York City who after a spoiled robbery runs away from the cops into an audition and is mistaken for an actor. He winds up in Los Angeles for a possible acting gig as a private detective on a pulp movie. The studio teams Harry with the tough private eye Gay Perry (Val Kilmer), nicknamed "Gay" because of his sexual orientation.

Harry also hooks up with Harmony Lane (Michelle Monaghan), who at sixteen left her small Indiana town to make her fame as an actress in Hollywood. He had a crush on her back then and her arrival in the City of Angeles is a portent for the fact that two unrelated young girls have just been murdered and one of their bodies shows up the a lake.
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