What Critics Are Saying About The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys

Directed by Shane Black, The Nice Guys is a crime-comedy starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling set for release June 3rd. Known for writing Lethal Weapon and directing Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, Shane Black also co-wrote the screenplay. He is considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the acton genre.

A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.

Below are notable quotes from critics:

Wall Street Journal
“Everything has its own illogic in The Nice Guys, a consistently entertaining, frequently violent and generally slapdash action comedy directed by Shane Black.”

Washington Post
“Perhaps unfocused and off-balance at times, but conveying a sense of buoyancy that’s as cheerfully contagious as it is freewheeling.”

Chicago Sun-Times
“Crowe and Gosling save the day. They both look like hell for most of the film, with neither actor demonstrating a wisp of vanity as they throw themselves into this cheerfully nasty mess.”

New York Times
“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.”

Village Voice
The Nice Guys, ultimately, might be a little too nice, but Black and his cast really want you to have a ball.”

Rolling Stone
“Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are clearly enjoying the hell out of each other in this crime caper set in 1977 Los Angeles. So how can you resist?”

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