Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Sex. Murder. Mystery. Welcome to the party.
Sex. Murder. Mystery. Welcome to the party.
KISS KISS BANG BANG (18)
D: Shane Black
Warner Bros. (Joel Silver)
US 2005
103 mins
 
Comedy/Crime/Thriller
 
W: Shane Black
DP: Michael Barrett
Ed: Jim Page
Mus: John Ottman
 
Robert Downey, Jr. (Harry Lockhart), Val Kilmer (Gay Perry), Michelle Monaghan (Harmony Faith Lane), Corbin Bernsen (Harlan Dexter), Dash Mihok (Mr. Frying Pan)
 
Robert Downey, Jr. steals this movie!! 
He plays a petty thief who is mistaken for an actor & given the assignment of going on a routine errand with Hollywood Private Eye Val Kilmer in order to do some homework on the kind of character he'll be portraying.
The two of them find themselves involved in a real-life mystery, including dead bodies, dismembered fingers and near death experiences.  It's quite similar to writer/director Shane Black's previous movies (The Last Boy Scout, Lethal Weapon) with the right amount of black comedy and acerbic, sarcastic dialogue.
It's no classic, but good fun for fans of action/thriller movies.
6/10

Val Kilmer & Robert Downey, Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Val Kilmer & Robert Downey, Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang