emilyrugburn’s review published on Letterboxd:
No printer just fax: Shane Black scripts are the funniest scripts. Even fucking Predator 2018 had a line from my babe Trevante Rhodes (😍) that made me laugh out loud.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is just so damn perfect. An hour 45 of Val Kilmer, in his second greatest role (after Doc Holliday in Tombstone) as Gay Perry, straight up roasting Robert Downey, Jr.’s bumbling thief-turned-wannabe detective, Harry. It’s a HILARIOUS, demented LA noir (the good version of Under The Silver Lake 💅🏼) and if you’ve never seen it, here are a couple uncut gems to get you excited!
Gay Perry: Go. Sleep badly. Any questions, hesitate to call.
Gay Perry: Excuse me?
Harry: Sleep bad. Otherwise it makes it seem like the mechanism that allows you to sleep...
Gay Perry: What, fuckhead? Badly's an adverb. Who taught you grammar? Get out. Vanish.
Harry: Anyway, by now you may wonder how I wound up here. Or, maybe not. Maybe you wonder how silly putty picks shit up from comic books. The point is, I don't see another goddamn narrator, so pipe down.
Harry: I swear to god, it's like somebody took america by the East Coast, and shook it, and all the normal girls managed to hang on.
Gay Perry: Don't blame yourself. Listen, sometimes these things just happen-
Harry: -“For a reason”? For a reason? Why? Because I fall off a building, 10 people in Baltimore survive a bus crash? Swell, they're enjoying Baltimore. I'm lying here with my brains out.
Gay Perry: I've…been to Baltimore. You win.
Gay Perry: Jesus. Look up "idiot" in the dictionary. You know what you'll find?
Harry: A picture of me?
Gay Perry: No! The definition of the word idiot, which you fucking are!