The Nice Guys Reviews

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May 20, 2016
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
Why see this film? Partly because of the leading men, but mainly because of a girl.
May 20, 2016
A throwback to an earlier era, when big movies could still have strange little touches and lots of edge.
May 20, 2016
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
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
It's all delightfully fizzy, bloody fun - even if there's the teeniest, tiniest hint of sequel ambitions.
May 20, 2016
"The Nice Guys" flies high on the chemistry between Gosling and Crowe, and Black gives them plenty to chew on. It's a gourmet summer treat. Nice, guys.
May 19, 2016
The mix of wit, slapstick, and mayhem has some dead-on period detail and some shrewd commentary on contemporary issues.
May 19, 2016
It creates great on-screen chemistry between Gosling and Crowe - as brute adversaries who partner up as private eyes to solve a criminal conspiracy. And it blows your mind with its sense of absurdity - even while making the crime caper count.
May 19, 2016
Because this is set in Los Angeles in the 1970s, we're supposed to think back to Chinatown and The Long Goodbye and excuse the opaque plot, around which Black's eccentric gags float like seasoned croutons in bland soup.
May 19, 2016
For a movie predicated on slapstick forward momentum, we spend an awful lot of time driving backward.
May 19, 2016
Though the plot here may be a confusing, multi-threaded mess ... it's occasionally offset by the exuberance with which Black blends splatter and slapstick, and the leeway he grants his two very game leads.
May 19, 2016
It freshens the odd-couple formula with some nice period and father-daughter twists.
May 19, 2016
Everything has its own illogic in "The Nice Guys," a consistently entertaining, frequently violent and generally slapdash action comedy directed by Shane Black.
May 19, 2016
Gosling and Crowe do have chemistry, and an obvious sense of humor which gets them far. They'd have gotten farther, though, if the movie, while at times hilarious, didn't have such an uneven feel.
May 19, 2016
The best thing The Nice Guys has going for it are two laid-back, easygoing, deeply likable performances by its stars.
May 19, 2016
While the characters are distinctive and charming, and the dialogue is often pretty funny, The Nice Guys is a large step down on the ambition scale from Kiss Kiss.
May 19, 2016
Perhaps unfocused and off-balance at times, but conveying a sense of buoyancy that's as cheerfully contagious as it is freewheeling.
May 19, 2016
Does it include scenes that some may find painful to watch? You bet. Will you be entertained? Thoroughly.
May 19, 2016
The Nice Guys borrows from noir traditions and pulp fiction, throwing a fresh coat of smart-alecky comedy over the whole thing.
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