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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • R
  • 1h 43m
  • 2005
Certified Fresh86%
Common Sense Media Iconage 18+
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From producer Joel Silver and screenwriter Shane Black, both of Lethal Weapon fame, comes an action-comedy spoof of rough-and-tumble buddy films--Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. A private detective (Val Kilmer - Alexander), a thief posing as a struggling actor (Robert Downey Jr. - Gothika) and an actual struggling actress (Michelle Monaghan - The Bourne Supremacy) become entangled in a murder mystery filled with twists, turns, betrayal and, most importantly, romance.
© 2005 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh86%
Critics Consensus: Tongue-in-cheek satire blends well with entertaining action and spot-on performances in this dark, eclectic neo-noir homage.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Choppy LA thriller is full of violence, sex, cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 action movie in which Robert Downey Jr. plays a NYC thief who, through a bizarre twist of fate, ends up in LA and must solve a murder. There's frequent violence and profanity in this post-modernist take on noir films. Language includes "f--k," "c--t," and "p--sy." While the movie addresses the sexual abuse of the lead characters and her sister, there is also a scene in which Downey Jr.'s character, even after knowing what the lead character/love interest/crush from his teen years went through, speaks disparagingly about women in Los Angeles and how they've all been sexually abused and that's why they act the way they do. Lead character has his index finger severed. He's later tortured by bad guys, shown screaming in excruciating pain while getting electric shocks to his testicles. Brief female nudity: breasts. Some drinking and cigarette smoking; the character who has his index finger severed is shown in the next scene to be high on Demerol. One of the other lead characters makes many dry-humored cracks about being gay, but other characters also make similar jokes. In a voice-over, lead character says that he is "wetter than Drew Barrymore at a grunge club." Overall, the stylized cynicism and unrelenting violence and profanity make this a movie for older teens and adults only.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Comedy, Thriller
  • Release Date:October 21, 2005
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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