“You’re the world’s worst detectives.”
Shane Black of Lethal Weapon introduces us to two detectives played by Crowe and Gosling in The Nice Guys.
Crowe is a violent cash in hand type and Gosling is more of a licenced con man
The dynamic between the two is what sells the film, elevating it to a near must watch level. Gosling especially is surprisingly hilarious!
Angourie Rice is also very good, her character brings sense and compassion to the team. She often tags along for the ride and is very resourceful
The Nice guys has a raunchy plot, filled with swearing and nudity. Thankfully it is not just those parts that are considered funny- there is actual funny writing in the script with the sauciness.
The plot itself is a little convoluted but still comical.
The Nice Guys excels at being a memorable stand-out comedy, with action too. We should expect nothing less of Shane Black.
Overall Rating: 8.4/10