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The Nice Guys (2016)

May. 15,2016
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A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.


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One of the best, and most memorable films released in the paste few years. Outstanding performances from everyone, and spectacular writing and directing from Shane Black.


I was cracking up just watching the trailer plus it's not one of those movies where they put all the good parts in the trailer and the rest sucks (though they do put a lot of the good parts in the trailer)

Neil Welch

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are paired in a crime thriller set in 1970s Los Angeles which contains more than its fair share of laughs.Private detective Holland March, engaged on a missing person case, is warned off when hired muscle Jackson Healy beats him up. The two are forced to join forces to search for Amelia, who has become involved in porn - sorry, make that "experimental movies."Shane (Iron Man 3) Black directs and co-writes this period crime thriller in which Ryan Gosling is March and a rather tubby Russell Crowe is Healy. A tolerable crime thriller plot engages the attention throughout, while this pair stumble their way through the search for Amelia. Neither is especially good at their job but fortunately (or, perhaps, unfortunately), March's 13-year old daughter Holly takes it upon herself to assist them from time to time.That's not all, though. If you've seen the trailer, you will know that, although this film has a serious plot, not everything about the delivery is straight-faced. The humour includes some funny dialogue and some great knockabout business and I was delighted to discover that Gosling, who I have previously found to be rather expressionlessly one-note in his previous work, has a definite flair for comedy. I chuckled often, and laughed out loud several times.Yet the jeopardy is quite real, and isn't played for laughs. There is always some genuine danger involved, which means you have an emotional investment in these two well-meaning but somewhat inept sleuths.The action is well-staged, the period feel is authentic (starting with the opening music, very Shaft-theme), Crowe and Gosling have an effective on-screen chemistry, and the cast are all good, especially Angourie Rice, who plays March's daughter Holly. She holds the screen whenever she's on it: keep your eye on her career, she's going places.If I was to criticise, I would say that there is relatively little substance here: the engaging performances and witty script elevate the film above its natural level. And the profanity in it doesn't always service the storytelling: there is much swearing which is here for no other reason than Because F*ck.But this is an entertaining movie with much in it to justify recommendation.


So 2018 and I diddn't even know about this movie then a friend of my mine told about this so I decided to watch this film expexting to be the Generic buddy-cop movie with some lame Punch lines but Boy I was Wrong this movie was Hillarious, the acting was Fantastic and overall a very enjoyble film.