The Nice Guys

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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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Average Rating: 3.8/5

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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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Cast

Russell Crowe
as Jackson Healy
Ryan Gosling
as Holland March
Angourie Rice
as Holly March
Margaret Qualley
as Amelia Kuttner
Keith David
as Older Guy
Beau Knapp
as Blueface
Lois Smith
as Mrs. Glenn
Matt Bomer
as John Boy
Murielle Telio
as Misty Mountains
Gil Gerard
as Bergen Paulsen
Daisy Tahan
as Jessica
Kim Basinger
as Judith Kuttner
Cayla Brady
as Young Beauty
Tammi Arender
as Reporter
Rebecca Rusk
as Fred's Widow
Terrence Rosemore
as Bourbon Bartender
Joanne Spracklen
as Healy's Ex-Wife
Greg Lindsay
as Stand Up Comic
J. Todd Anderson
as Smoker At Protest
Meredith Ann Berg
as Die-In Protester
Ward Roberts
as Die-In Protester
Ryan Powers
as Die-In Protester
Lauren Bair
as Die-In Protester
Zarah Kulczycki
as Die-In Protester
Hana Yuka Sano
as Die-In Protester
Milo Wesley
as Pornookio
Matthew Warzel
as Bartender at Sid's
Angie Everhart
as Bartender at Mermaid Bar
Yvonne Zima
as Young Porn Queen
Lexi Johnson
as Pocahontas
Gary Weeks (II)
as Officer McMillian
Charles Green
as Dog Walker
Gary Wolf
as Flight Deck Bartender
Steve Wilder
as Perry the Lawyer
Michael Beasley
as Car Show Bartender
Dominic Bagarozzi
as Paulsen-in Porn
Frank Mottek
as Radio Announcer
Lauren Marini
as Die-In Protester
Yuka Sano
as Die-In Protester
Marvin Ross
as Valet at Sid's
Adriana Karras
as Party Girl
Marilyn Chen
as Contortionist
Jordan Hairston
as Painted Girl
Chloe Hurst
as Exotic Girl at Sid's
Hank Quillen
as Maintenance Man
Carson Meyer
as Mexican Restaurant Bartender
John L. Morris
as Peep Show Employee
Karrueche Tran
as Tally-in Porn
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Critic Reviews for The Nice Guys

All Critics (295) | Top Critics (49)

Black has a potent weapon in Gosling, who's at his zaniest here, his moist eyes and drooping moustache evoking the 1990s Nicolas Cage.

May 25, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The Nice Guys is very much in the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang vein - part thriller, part spoof. And Crowe and Gosling turn out to be very funny, embellishing their performances with some noteworthy '70s fashion items.

May 25, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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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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

½

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

½

A few laughs and liked the 70's setting.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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