MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 85 this week

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 154,569 users   Metascore: 72/100
Reviews: 329 user | 217 critic | 37 from Metacritic.com

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screen story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 06 Feb 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 1 month ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

User Polls

5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

In Bruges (2008)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.

Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Ciarán Hinds
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan
Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Director: Ben Stiller
Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
The Soloist (2009)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Director: Joe Wright
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener
Due Date (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan
Zodiac (2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Director: David Fincher
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Duane Carnahan ...
Josh Richman ...
...
Pistol Woman
...
N.Y. Casting Woman
Edit

Storyline

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role... Written by austin4577@aol.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A bad week in a tough town. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 September 2005 (France)  »

Also Known As:

L.A.P.I.  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$53,872 (South Africa) (25 November 2005)

Gross:

$4,235,837 (USA) (6 January 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

While being held at gunpoint, Gay Perry (Val Kilmer) demonstrates how easy it is to disarm a non-professional gunman, as most of them fail to keep a minimum distance of at least 5 feet from their target. This is an in-joke, as many other movies written by Shane Black feature a scene where the hero is able to disarm a gunman who makes this very mistake, most notably in The Last Boy Scout (1991) and The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996). See more »

Goofs

During the climactic chase, the van turns the corner from Ocean Avenue onto Queens Way in Long Beach three times and passes 444 E. Ocean Avenue four times. See more »

Quotes

Harry: Your mouth is a recommended place to put a sock.
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, Val Kilmer says not to leave; to stay and watch the credits; and if you're wondering who the Best Boy is, he's someone's nephew. (The actual Best Boy credit is Jack Bauer.) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pan Am: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

SILVER SCREEN (SHOWER SCENE)
Written by Felix Da Housecat (as Felix Stallings Jr.), THOMAS LORELLO, DAVID JENEFSKY,
AND Bobby Orlando
Performed by Felix Da Housecat
Courtesy of Emperor Norton Records/Rykodisc and Rude Photo Inc.
By Arrangement with Big Sounds International
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Calling Johnny Gossamer to action
2 December 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The immensely likable novel "Bodies are where you find them", written by Brett Halliday, has been adapted for the screen by Shane Black and the result is one of the funniest movies playing around. "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" boasts an amazing dialog with some of the wittiest lines of any film in recent memory.

The film pays a tremendous bonus to fans of the genre, which combines a detective story technique with some amusement and irony thrown in. The result is a fun time at the movies. Mr. Halliday pays tribute to those forgotten cheap pulp fiction novels that were so popular at one time in this country.

The director has to be congratulated for combining the talents of two actors that pay off in unexpected ways. Robert Downey Jr., one of the best film actors, is paired in this movie with Val Kilmer, who tends to play heavy roles, but has never been seen as he is shown in the movie. Both these men compliment one another in ways we didn't expect. The chemistry between them seems to indicate these two actors had a lot of fun while making the film, as it shows in the way they play against one another.

Lovely Michelle Monaghan is seen as Harmony, a beautiful young hopeful working her way up in Hollywood. Also in the cast Corbin Bernsen, who is seen as Harlan Dexter. Larry Miller has a few brief moments in the picture.

"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" is a witty and intelligent film. Thanks to its director, Shane Black, it's a film to be treasured.


131 of 185 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of the worstest movies matrix5904
Favorite line from this movie OakWriter
Films similar to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang... suggestions? Doug384
Simillar movies to this ? cpaqf1
First time viewer's opinion michaelj-89
So who was the girl in the Generos commercial in the end? aalekh-kapoor
Discuss Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?