Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
As its title implies, "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" is a splashy neo-noir buddy thriller with plenty of laughs and jaw-dropping plot twists. Screenwriter Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon") returns to movies after a long hiatus to make a dazzling directorial debut that’s injected with full-bloom performances by Val Kilmer, newcomer Michelle Monaghan, and one very watchable Robert Downey Jr. Downey's character Harry Lockhart is a petty thief/wannabe actor on the run in LA. Harry teams up with gay private detective Gay Perry (Kilmer) to pose as a private eye-in-training. Bodies start piling up all around and the girl of Harry's dreams since childhood proves to be much more trouble than he bargained for. Slick, sassy, and downright delicious "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" is a royal cinematic treat. Yummy, yummy.
Rated R. 102 mins. (A-) (Four Stars)