91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The deliriously enjoyable noir comedy-thriller Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang does nothing by halves and everything by doubles.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Black's retro-noir reminds us why we love movies: because they can surprise us, even when we're ankle deep in bullet casings, bodies and enough twists to tie us in knots.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Amazingly and incessantly funny, a free-form riff on Hollywood shenanigans, the film noir genre and film in general.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Shane Black creates a movie that is defiantly smartass and too cool for the room. I couldn't have liked it more.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has some hilarious moments and still succeeds in dramatic terms.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a merry deconstructive delight and easily the best party in town.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Downey and Monaghan are wonderful at playing characters that compensate for the harshness of their past with flippant swaggers.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Designed as a giant put-on, "Kiss Kiss" is so inside Hollywood, so anxious to bite the hand that fed Black, that it plays like an elaborate prank. Some of it is a lot of fun; most of it is a lot of nonsense.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Steeped in attitude - a smart-alecky, insider sarcasm that can be pretty clever at times, but also pretty insufferable.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
All three actors give it their all, but Monaghan stands out with a sexy yet oddly down-to-earth variation on the Midwest girl gone wrong, thanks partly to a dark dysfunctional family secret.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.