Logan Thomson’s review published on Letterboxd:
Really grew on me the second time. The paper thin plot actually works in favor to tell this smart and engaging comedic neo-noir about a crook with a heart of gold, his old hometown flame, and a gay private eye. It’s a movie about screwed up, flawed, immature people and how through this mystery they find something to keep them going.
It’s all in the writing, and man, can Shane Black write. His script is so good that it makes me think I’ll never write something as clever or fresh as this. And I know reviewing this post-Endgame must seem quaint in comparison, but RDJ is the man and is fantastic along with Michelle Monaghan and Val Kilmer.
Yeah it’s a great, clever, fun gem and a pitch perfect inverse of the crime genre. Go see it if you haven’t, and rewatch it again if you have.