The Nice Guys Movie Review – Get Down On It

The Nice Guys is a buddy-cop comedy that I easily consider one of the best movies of this year. It delivers the feel of 80’s movies and its comedic prowess is on point. Directed by Shane Black, who wrote Lethal Weapon and was also responsible for the very underrated but fantastic Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, it’s not surprising to find plenty of entertainment in The Nice Guys.

Starring Ryan Gosling and Russel Crowe, The Nice Guys pairs two private investigators investigating the apparent suicide of a porn star during the 70’s. Gosling and Crowe deliver solid performances, Gosling in particular shines with his physical comedy, I found myself laughing out loud in many of his scenes. The strong performances are paired with pointed writing, full of clever jokes without resorting to cheap and easy one liners. Constantly stealing the show is Agourie Rice. Not only is her character well written but she steals many of the scenes where she is in, an impressive feat!

Black manages to balance the film’s tones deftly, you have comedy, action and just enough drama to keep the ball going. The Nice Guys manages to show ridiculous situations that are fun to watch while presenting a believable setting. From 70’s clothing to a soundtrack featuring Kool & the Gang, Al Green and Earth, Wind & Fire, the film successfully depicts the lush parties of the 70’s.

With strong performances, solid writing and a believable depiction of the 70’s, Black delivers a movie that will make you laugh, care about the characters even if they are not the nicest people on earth and thrill you with its action scenes. It’s a movie where all the ingredients fit together perfectly, resulting in pure entertainment.

Russel Crowe could at the end of The Nice Guys shout “Are you entertained?” To which I would answer: “Yes, keep movies like this coming!”

A great watch!

The Nice Guys Review
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Summary

With strong performances, solid writing and a believable depiction of the 70’s, Black delivers a movie that will make you laugh, care about the characters even if they are not the nicest people on earth and thrill you with its action scenes. It’s a movie where all the ingredients fit together perfectly, resulting in pure entertainment.

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