A Film Review By Jason L. King
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer
Directed By: Shane Black
Rated: R for language, violence and sexuality/nudity
Box Office Bullet Points: The Movie In A Nutshell
*One of the funniest films I have seen this year (next to 40 Year Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers)
*Why Did Warner Brothers Burry this film so quickly? They never gave it a fighting chance. If they gave Alexander a chance, they deserve to give this film a chance!
*Val Kilmer films rarely see much screen time, despite usually being good films. I just don’t understand why Hollywood has a strong dislike for the man.
*The Robert Downey Jr narration is filled with wisecracks that critique modern day cinema, classic detective tales and the American Moviegoing public.
Directed by Lethal Weapon creator Shane Black, this hilarious, yet very R rated detective tale has all the right stuff. It’s got your campy but always entertaining classic detective case, two very colorful gumshoes (Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer) and an equally entertaining supporting cast. What really makes this film work is Downey Jr and Kilmer’s on screen chemistry. Their constant back and forth banter makes this film laugh out loud funny. Why Warner Brothers burried this wonderfully directed and outstandingly acted film is a mystery to me. This film is one of those hidden gems that I was very glad that i actually Paid to see!
If you get a chance to check it out and the big screen, make an effort to do so. However it’s been in and out of theaters quickly due to no faith in it from it’s Distributor. So pick it up on rental shelf and watch it with some friends. You’ll be glad you did.