The Nice Guys (2016)


Critic Consensus: The Nice Guys hearkens back to the buddy comedies of a bygone era while adding something extra courtesy of a knowing script and the irresistible chemistry of its leads.


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Shane Black (Iron Man 3) directs this police drama set in Los Angeles during the 1970s, and centering on a pair of detectives who stumble into a sprawling conspiracy while investigating the alleged suicide of a once-prominent female porn star. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling top-line this Warner Bros. release that reunites Lethal Weapon scribe Black with that film's producer, Joel Silver. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Russell Crowe
as Jackson Healy
Ryan Gosling
as Holland March
Angourie Rice
as Holly March
Matt Bomer
as John Boy
Margaret Qualley
as Amelia Kuttner
Keith David
as Older Guy
Beau Knapp
as Blueface
Lois Smith
as Mrs. Glenn
Murielle Telio
as Misty Mountains
Gil Gerard
as Bergen Paulsen
Daisy Tahan
as Jessica
Kim Basinger
as Judith Kuttner
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Critic Reviews for The Nice Guys

All Critics (294) | Top Critics (47)

For those attuned to its amiably sleazy vibe and sudden alternations between violence and slapstick, it offers a guiltily pleasurable way to pass an evening.

May 21, 2016 | Full Review…

The Nice Guys has a nice feel: just slick enough to keep from falling apart, just brutal enough to keep from seeming inconsequential.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Why see this film? Partly because of the leading men, but mainly because of a girl.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

It has the byzantine plot of an L.A. noir, but races through it with the breathless energy of Black's other work.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…
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You won't see Captain America and Iron Man squaring off at an airport, but you do get Russell Crowe breaking Ryan Gosling's arm and then cheerfully downing a Yoo-hoo.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

It's all delightfully fizzy, bloody fun - even if there's the teeniest, tiniest hint of sequel ambitions.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Nice Guys

Features everything there is to love about the buddy cop genre, and the nod at 80's culture was just the best icing on top you could ask for. I'm surprised Marsh's daughter isn't on the promotional images or the title because it might as well have been a 3-man show! Every laugh, punch, kick and gunshot is delivered with such excellence that it makes you forget the whole ordeal is a dated stereotype. It's almost amazing to enjoy such a well crafted buddy cop film in 2015 with all the elements you would expect from a classic. A truly great watch!

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer

Funny and violent detective story set in 1970s L.A. Carried by two great stars (especially Gosling shows immense comedic talent) and fantastic kid actors, this is a wild, surprising ride, similar in tone to Black's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The tone between violence and slapstick may not resonate well with everyone, but for me this was a fun way to spend two hours.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


This is a very good buddy cop movie with good performances from Rice and Crowe, and a hilarious turn by Gosling. The story is a bit messy, but the laughs are enough to make up for that. With the fun chemistry between this main cast, I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer


A few laughs and liked the 70's setting.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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