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
Continuing with tradition, Shane Black once again utilizes a blonde haired antagonist with John Boy (played by a traditionally brunette Matthew Bomer). He joins the ranks of Mr. Joshua (Gary Busy) in "Lethal Weapon", Vorstedt aka Adolf (Derrick O'Connor) in "Lethal Weapon 2", Mr. Milo (the late Taylor Negron) in "The Last Boy Scout", Harlan Dexter (Corbin Bernsen) in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", and Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) from "Iron Man 3". See more »
When Harry and Harmony are talking in the Domino Room, Harry points out the punk rocker who resembles Steven Seagal saying "at your 11 o'clock", on her left, but he points and she looks to her right. See more »
[on the phone]
What do you mean they gave her back?
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After the credits, the Warner Brothers logo appears to melt as if this part of the film was left in front of the bulb too long. See more »
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is entertaining, amusing and surprising at times. It isn't moving, and it doesn't resonate. It doesn't stay with you. And that's a shame, because it could have been so much better. It could have been a Chinatown. Instead, Shane Black decides: "Fuggit, I'll go for the laughs from the cheap seats." The Big Themes are present here - Evil, Regret, Forgiveness, Atonement - they are just never properly addressed. Shane Black manages to be slick, cool, ironic and charming in this movie. I just wish he hadn't weaved all that around child abuse. This is more cynical than Borat, but not as funny. I enjoyed it, but wish I hadn't. Something stinks.
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