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The Nice Guys Reviews

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January 14, 2020
Grumpy Gosling and growling Crowe are fun, but they can't save The Nice Guys from feeling shoddy.
August 22, 2018
While it has its laugh out loud moments, there just isn't enough content to make it worth paying the price of a theater ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 22, 2020
Don't even get me started on the plot. Again, my suspicion is that Black and Bagarozzi constructed a convoluted story on purpose...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 19, 2016
There's no reason why it shouldn't be both great fun and warmly human, but alas, it just isn't either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 23, 2016
Shane Black's The Nice Guys isn't terrible -- it just ducks mediocrity -- but every advance it takes toward quality is made on the strengths of Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
May 20, 2016
[Shane Black] never lets the film breathe, and The Nice Guys gets smothered by its own smugness.
June 3, 2016
I found it laboured, clumsy and for a film designed to provoke laughs, nastily and unacceptably violent.
June 5, 2016
These Nice Guys finish last.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 19, 2016
It nicely captures the seediness of L.A. in the '70s , but, despite a very encouraging first act, it loses steam and gets bogged down in its own narrative.
May 15, 2016
That the film mostly falls flat has far more to do with the largely unconvincing material rather than with the co-stars, who are more than game ...
May 20, 2016
It's not an especially successful film, but here's a handy tip: if you're not laughing within the first ten minutes, there's no reason to hang around for the remaining 100.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 20, 2016
Might go down as the biggest missed opportunity of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 3, 2016
Two fun characters played by two great actors with fantastic chemistry together go in search of a movie, and - spoiler! - never quite find it.
May 19, 2016
Even nostalgic nonsense requires more than attitude and energy, which is all that Mr. Black has to offer. And despite all its restless detective work, "The Nice Guys" is unable to track down a soul or a reason for being.
May 19, 2016
For a movie predicated on slapstick forward momentum, we spend an awful lot of time driving backward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 19, 2016
Crowe and Gosling are fine, but they never form a genuine rapport. These actors are known for intensity and screen-hogging, not warmth or comedic timing, and here they seem to be moving in parallel but not fully in sync.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 3, 2016
Director Shane Black may have surprised with The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and the first two Lethal Weapon movies, but his latest is a shadow of past glories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2016
The biggest problem with "The Nice Guys" is that it can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up --- a comedy or a violent thriller?
May 20, 2016
Crowe and Gosling do exhibit an on-screen chemistry, but I would like to see them together in a better film.
May 21, 2016
With its sloppy plot, fair to middling acting, and a cheesy look of the seventies "The Nice Guys" is not a nice movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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