• The Nice Guys (2016)

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The Nice Guys

Release Date: May 20th, 2016

DVD Release Date: August 23rd, 2016

R |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck private eye in 1977 Los Angeles. Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired enforcer who hurts people for a living. Fate turns them into unlikely partners after a young woman named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) mysteriously disappears. Healy and March soon learn the hard way that some dangerous people are also looking for Amelia. Their investigation takes them to dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind up dead.

Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Yaya DaCosta, Keith David, Beau Knapp

Director: Shane Black

Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Action

Production Co: Silver Pictures, Waypoint Entertainment, RatPac-Dune Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Los Angeles, Office, Cool, 1970s, Quest, Daughter, Cheeky, Hilarious, Bar, Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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 for often clownish shenanigans Black and his co-writer Anthony Bagarozzi have concocted for them; in fit and starts, the actors display a buoyant comic rapport. show more

  • 60
    Jonathan RomneyScreen Daily

    The Nice Guys harks back to the 70s golden age of revisionist detective thrillers, but the result feels too knowingly déja vu, rather than bringing a truly fresh angle. show more

  • 80
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Black’s general atmosphere of resigned melancholy fits perfectly with The Nice Guys and its portrait of sleazy 1970s Los Angeles, the ideal setting for a filmmaker interested in faded dreams and broken dreamers. show more

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