Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe team up in ‘The Nice Guys,’ and they make one hell of a dynamic duo. Critics are loving the film and think it’s one of the best movies of the year!
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are the stars of the new buddy comedy, The Nice Guys. The hunks are ’70s detectives that investigate the alleged suicide of a former female porn star. Ryan and Russell’s bromance is a big hit with the critics. Check out The Nice Guys reviews now.
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“The Nice Guys” is an ultra-violent burlesque, the sort of cheerfully hostile buddy bash that’s been a staple since the ’80s, only this one is singularly clever about its own triviality, and it offers the scruffy pleasure of seeing two great actors dial down their gravitas with style.
Gosling and Crowe do have chemistry, and an obvious sense of humor which gets them far. They’d have gotten farther, though, if the movie, while at times hilarious, didn’t have such an uneven feel, particularly a nasty edge that simply clashes with the desired jocular tone. Yes, there’s such a thing as dark comedy, but this is a comedy that occasionally just makes you feel queasy. There were moments I knew I was supposed to be laughing but found myself scribbling in my notes: “hmm, funny but not?”
The movie is a throwback in many ways but also proves a dynamic duo can still be just as effective in modern cinema as a superhero ensemble cast. For The Nice Guys, it takes two to make it outta sight.
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? You won’t. Their rowdy give-and-take and enthusiastic head-bashing can’t disguise the fact that The Nice Guys is basically a throwaway. But you might not care since the atmosphere, as delivered by master cinematographer Philippe Rousselot, is so deliciously scuzzy and inviting.
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