Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ★★★★

Working almost entirely down to Shane Black's script and direction and the endlessly charming performances from Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, and Michelle Monaghan, your enjoyment of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ultimately comes down to whether or not you like Black's style of filmmaking. As someone who clearly does enjoy Shane Black's shtick, the film was certainly quite entertaining for me, down to the dialogue and the energy and chemistry between the three leads. These elements singlehandedly cover up the flaws of the film in its storytelling department, where the plot is often quite muddled and treated as an afterthought compared to the scenes of hijinks involving the central trio. Regardless, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang makes for an enjoyable crime comedy if you like the style it goes for and the performances are more than enough to warrant a watch.

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