Year of Release: 2005
Director: Shane Black
Approx. Running Time: 103 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Lively. Cool. I couldn't have liked it more. A special kind of pleasure."
-Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
They say love and money don't mix, but you can't blame Harry Lockhart for trying. He's been whisked from a life of petty crime to Hollywood, where he'll audition for the role of a movie detective and be tutored for the part by a private eye. Now all Harry has to do is convince the dream girl he meets that he's an actual detective. And try not to stumble over the corpses as reel life abruptly gives way to the real.
Lights, camera, plenty of action! Shane Black (Lethal Weapon) provides the screenplay and makes his directing debut in a clever fusion of buddymovie and hardboiled noir produced by Joel Silver. Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan play the thrust-together trio - a naive schemer, a tough-as-nails gay detective, and a hopeful actress clinging to her dream. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Watch Watch.
A bizarre action-comedy with a very high "What the fuck" factor, this probably isn't a film for everyone. Still, I'd recommend giving it a try. Probably more 3 1/2 stars than 3.
Rated R (MPAA)
2005 (Year Of Release)