Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Movie You Might Have Missed: 8

Continuing our journey from yesterday.
8. Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang

A film that mocks film noir cliches while at the same time being a very satisfying mystery/action/buddy noir-ish film in its own right. Robert Downey Jr. is a small-time thief who stumbles into an acting audition when on the lam from the cops. He aces the audition and is sent to Hollywood where he soon finds himself neck-deep in a murder mystery involving his childhood sweetheart. While shadowing detective Val Kilmer to learn more about his acting role, Downey Jr. becomes heavily involved in a second mystery as well. Great fun, with fast-talking dialogue that will keep you on your toes. A nice companion piece to Brick; though completely different in feel, both movies mimic noir style while still standing on their own two legs.


  1. I watched this late last night (after the kids had gone to bed) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. So glad to hear that ... isn't it hilarious? :-)

  3. Kilmer had some great lines. My favorites - "What's the definition of idiot?" and "Who taught you math?"