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Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Nice Guys is a fresh and funny comedy that helps redefine it's genre, A-

Above: Ryan Gosling left, and Russell Crowe, Right in 2016's The Nice Guys
Shane Black's (Iron Man 3) new action comedy The Nice Guys is perhaps the best thing coming to the genre in recent years. While you won't see Captain America and Iron Man duking it out, you will see an irresistible connection onscreen between two great actors-Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.

It's funny, but before the Nice Guys you might have found it hard to imagine Crowe and Gosling in a film together that actually works. Not only does this film does indeed work, but it's funny, quick to the point and makes you interested in the plot from the first scene to the last. With a reminder of Pulp Fiction-The Nice Guys is exactly what the ever so redundant action comedy genre needs.
Let's be quick to the point as the Nice Guys so often does throughout the film. There's a hardly a slow moment in this film where the action doesn't let up, and while there isn't an entirely great deal of bloodshed (there is some gruesome parts), there are some great gun play scenes that will keep most die hard fans happy.
While the two main actors are a delight to see throughout the movie, perhaps the best part of the movie isn't necessary the guys but the girl. Newcomer actress Angorie Rice is great as the film's top female star and who plays Gosling's daughter in the film. Gosling himself steals the movie, and is perfectly cast for the role he plays, out shading even Crowe. While Crowe is good in this film, he doesn't bring the light to his character like Ryan Gosling does.
Another highlight about The Nice Guys is how original it is where originality is rare to see in film these days, especially in the genre it's in. The screen play is excellent and directing from Shane Black is top notch, adding another successful film to his growing discography.
What you might come to an over all conclusion about the Nice Guys is that it's a throwback film, and that's exactly what it is. However, it's amazingly done well with just a few hiccups along the way. It's not a perfect film, but most action movie fans will love it, and hey, it's pretty damn funny as well.
A-

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