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Not too bad of a film. I don't usually care for this genre, but I liked this.
Its been a while since I watched this movie but its still a really good off the beaten track kinda movie. Highly recommend.
good downey jr. and kilmer movie 8/10
Very good murder mystery. thanks to pumpkinheadt for a great recommendation and to the kind folks at Solar.
Robert Downey Jr. really shines as the protagonist-narrator in this fast-action murder-mystery black comedy. Val Kilmer plays against type as a gay detective in one of his best performances in recent memory. Very, very funny, quirky film that reminded me a little of The Big Lebowski. 10/10

A really good movie !
funny and unexpected

Capote - "This is not one of those dull biographies that chronicles the subject's entire life, just a small defining period."




A History of Violence - "It's gory and violent, but satisfyingly entertaining."

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - "It features the odd pairing of two almost forgotten actors, Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr., in a murder mystery. The banter between the two is consistently funny throughout the film."

Elizabethtown - "Like 'Seven Swords,' there's probably a good 90 minute film in this 135 minute romance."

The Matador - "Pierce Brosnan is hilarious as a sleazy assassin who's lost his edge. It's fun to see Brosnan satirize his James Bond persona with such reckless abandon."
I was lucky enough to attend a preview that had Shane Black in attendance. He answered questions afterwards (The movie was made for a mere $15 mil. Shot in 35 days. And yes, Warner Bros. was freaked out about hiring both Downey and Kilmer...) and was extremely grateful for the size of the crowd, the timing of the laughter and the length of the applause. I loved it - it's going to have to go into my dvd library - for it's smarts and style, and for the way it's narrated; it really kept me on my toes. I especially enjoyed Downey's performance. Good to see him back on top. Thanks for treating the audience like we have brains, Mr. Black!
While this movie ain't gonna win any Oscars, the last time I had this much FUN at a movie was...well...a while ago. It's a movie that is unabashedly about the kiss kiss bang bang of movies and nothing else, but it manages to give you a rip roarin' time without being dumb, which I feel is somewhat rare these days. Downey Jr. is charming and the accident-prone greenhorn thief pretending to the an actor pretending to be a detective and Kilmer is always sarcastic and smart-ass (and the narration abuses itself and everything else). This duo keeps you laughing/amused, the dialogue is sharp, and the pace so fast that you don't even have time to stop and figure out the plot. While the ending tricks you with some unbelievable things (which it makes fun of itself for), I think the true ending of the film is a lot more pessimitic than you end up feeling (which, for me, was a bouncing high!) because if you really think about it, it's a movie about people who have not attained their childhood dreams and for one second, they actually think that they might have gotten to that magical something, that greater destiny, that we're all looking for. Still, it's tongue-in-cheek nudges and winks make it an exciting and fun adventure that is just the thing to pull you out of your doldrums.
Pretty nice ride.
I have to edit this: I watched it the second time and this not just a pretty nice ride, it's a pretty fucking great hot ride. This is the funniest movie I've seen so far. Finally a new one which is just damn funny. (The last movie that was funnier than any "comedy film" has been Bad Boys 2)