Monday, May 23, 2016

The Nice Guys

Writer/Director Shane Black’s The Nice Guys is so good in so many ways, I don’t know where to start.
First, the story Black wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi is clever, hilarious, irreverent and full of action.

Second, Russell Crowe and Gosling make a fabulous duo in this buddy film. Whereas in most such pairings, one is smart/handsome, the other goofy/gawky, here one is tough/fearless, the other is bright/bumbling. 

However, the excellence of the two male leads is overshadowed by young Angourie Rice, who plays Gosling’s character’s 13-year-old daughter.

Backed up by Co-Stars Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Yaya DaCosta and Margaret Qualley and aided by Joel Negron’s slick editing, the viewer is taken for a fast-paced ride full of laughs and excitement.

I give The Nice Guys a 4.3 out of 5 and can’t wait for a second viewing.

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