The Nice Guys Reviews

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August 10, 2017
What's memorable about The Nice Guys is the crew of not-so-nice kids: the 12- through 18-year-olds who seem remarkably unbothered when bumping heads with coke-addled pornographers.
December 27, 2016
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are a good match in The Nice Guys. But writer-director Shane Black's screenplay seldom strikes fire.
August 9, 2016
The Nice Guys is a major blast, Crowe and Gosling having the time of their lives bringing all this madcap, blood-splattered lunacy to life.
August 8, 2016
Too often, The Nice Guys feels like the Funniest Film of 1994. There are worse things.
July 11, 2016
Watching Crowe and Gosling-who are admittedly enjoying themselves in their respective roles-is fun, but the road wears thin along the journey...
June 21, 2016
[The Nice Guys is] propped up by the performances, humour, action, '70s detailing, a soundtrack with retro tracks (by Kool & The Gang and Earth, Wind & Fire, among others) and a cameo by the dishy Matt Bomer.
June 13, 2016
Crowe and Gosling have a wonderful, gruff chemistry here, which is key. If this is the beginning of a Lethal Weapon style franchise for the two actors, count me in.
June 9, 2016
Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling represent polar opposites of movie masculinity. It's one of the reasons why their first film together, Shane Black's knowing comic thriller The Nice Guys, is such a pungent delight.
June 5, 2016
More slapstick than gumshoe, The Nice Guys is at its best when riffing broadly on the chaotic chemistry between its chalk-and-cheese male stars.
June 3, 2016
As buddy movies go, it has enough irreverence and originality never just to seem like a cynical rehash of a kind of film that has been made countless times before.
June 3, 2016
The movie enjoys all the politically incorrect pleasures of the Seventies with a knowing chuckle.
June 2, 2016
A defiantly old-school action comedy that delivers big where it really counts.
May 27, 2016
Their slapstick physicality (especially Gosling's) and wry dialogue is worth a laugh, but is that due to the script or because it's two serious stars being funny? I think it's more the latter.
May 26, 2016
Quick on its wits and fast with its fists, this is Black firmly back doing what he does best. And nobody out there does it better.
May 25, 2016
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
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
The Nice Guys is a madcap ride with some bumps along the way but there is beauty in the chaos.
May 24, 2016
Sliding into theaters between 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'X-Men: Apocalypse', its busted-out protagonists are a long way from spandex-land. This works to its advantage; 'The Nice Guys' is a goof and a treat, but it's also a breath of fresh air.
May 22, 2016
Gosling makes an excellent alcoholic fall guy, Crowe, although quite a tub nowadays, is as enthusiastic a thumper as ever.
May 21, 2016
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.
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