Nicolas’s review published on Letterboxd:
This was Shane Black's, who until this film was known as a screenwriter, directorial debut film. Not entirely sure why, but even though this film is thoroughly entertaining, not many people saw it when it first came out. Yet, it does seem to have got recognition and a fanbase a few years later.
To start off a very cool title sequence, a bit Bond-eque but with a twist, put me in the mood to watch it. I think studios should really invest more in title sequences and end credits.
With Shane's pedigree as an accomplished writer, we get an intricate snappy, fast-paced, twisty, funny script with excellent dialogue (even though it is narrator heavy and I suppose this might put some people off).
The characters are all very interesting and gay Perry must be Val Kilmer's funniest performance making the most of some excellent lines that he is given.
Overall, fun, fun, fun!