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Aro Recommended Kiss Kiss Bang Bang


USA 2005, 98 minutes
Dir. Shane Black
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Comedy, Action/Adventure, Suspense/Crime / Christmas


Aroview: Reflexively vulgar and enjoyably vicious, this comic-thriller has fumbling thief Downey Jnr. by chance winning an audition for a film part, then being spirited away to Hollywood for 'role research' with gay private investigator Kilmer, activities which swiftly morph into a genuine caper.

Ripping through its narrative with sarcastic and inventive relish, this was something of a 'comeback' miracle for dir. Black, better known as the long-blocked writer of blockbusters like LETHAL WEAPON and LAST ACTION HERO. With homages to his film noir heroes sprinkled throughout - along with quirky flashbacks, meta-filmic twists and verbal asides - this is a touch frantic, but will satisfy all but the congenitally cynical.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 2.40:1

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