A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss.
See full summary » Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner.
While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.
A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
At one point in the film Gay Perry reveals that Colin Farrell is up for the role that Harry is auditioning for.
See more » When Harry discovers a small pistol in the glove compartment of Perry's Mercedes, Perry refers to it as a Derringer, and even specifies (by way of a joke) that it only carries two shots, as Derringers invariably do. The laughs mostly come from the chemistry between Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr.
However, it is clearly visible as a North American Arms mini-revolver. and some of the crazy situations they find themselves in. I love to be caught off guard by unexpected moments that make me laugh at things that might not be so funny if they were witnessed in the real world. The humor is never forced and doesn't have to resort to slapstick or flatulent puppies just to get cheap laughs.
See more » The term "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" was first coined in the 1960s by the Japanese press as a nickname for James Bond. It's a nice change of pace from all of the sequels and remakes we've been inundated with recently. After all, it's by the same guy who wrote the Lethal Weapon movies. Sure, there's a scene that involves peeing on a corpse, but it has to be seen in its context to be appreciated.
Director Shane Black loved the term and chose it as the movie's title because, "it so clearly represented what this film is." And what exactly is this film? I needed this breath of fresh air after being blind-sided by the news that a remake of Robocop might be on its way. The pace comes at us almost as quickly as the clever dialogue, making it nearly impossible for the average viewer to get bored. If I were forced to affix a label to this then I suppose I'd say it's a darkly comedic murder mystery.
You may be offended, you may not appreciate the dark humor, and you may not get the style, but I would predict the majority of you won't get bored. I'll just say, "Oh well, I guess you're just in the minority on this one! It takes itself just seriously enough to keep you in suspense, but it's irreverent enough to simply be fun and entertaining.
Will I refund your ticket money if you *do* get bored? " What I like most about Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is it's so hard to "genre-lize." See what I did there? When you can't "genre-lize" something then you can't easily force it into any one specific genre. It works well enough as a farce without ever coming off as a pure parody.