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The Nice Guys (2016)



Critic Consensus: The Nice Guys hearkens back to the buddy comedies of a bygone era while adding something extra courtesy of a knowing script and the irresistible chemistry of its leads.

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Shane Black (Iron Man 3) directs this police drama set in Los Angeles during the 1970s, and centering on a pair of detectives who stumble into a sprawling conspiracy while investigating the alleged suicide of a once-prominent female porn star. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling top-line this Warner Bros. release that reunites Lethal Weapon scribe Black with that film's producer, Joel Silver. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Russell Crowe
as Jackson Healy
Ryan Gosling
as Holland March
Angourie Rice
as Holly March
Margaret Qualley
as Amelia Kuttner
Keith David
as Older Guy
Beau Knapp
as Blueface
Lois Smith
as Mrs. Glenn
Matt Bomer
as John Boy
Murielle Telio
as Misty Mountains
Gil Gerard
as Bergen Paulsen
Daisy Tahan
as Jessica
Kim Basinger
as Judith Kuttner
Cayla Brady
as Young Beauty
Tammi Arender
as Reporter
Rebecca Rusk
as Fred's Widow
Joanne Spracklen
as Healy's Ex-Wife
Greg Lindsay
as Stand Up Comic
J. Todd Anderson
as Smoker At Protest
Meredith Ann Berg
as Die-In Protester
Ward Roberts
as Die-In Protester
Ryan Powers
as Die-In Protester
Lauren Bair
as Die-In Protester
Zarah Kulczycki
as Die-In Protester
Hana Yuka Sano
as Die-In Protester
Milo Wesley
as Pornookio
Matthew Warzel
as Bartender at Sid's
Angie Everhart
as Bartender at Mermaid Bar
Yvonne Zima
as Young Porn Queen
Lexi Johnson
as Pocahontas
Gary Weeks
as Officer McMillian
Charles Green
as Dog Walker
Gary Wolf
as Flight Deck Bartender
Steve Wilder
as Perry the Lawyer
Michael Beasley
as Car Show Bartender
Dominic Bagarozzi
as Paulsen-in Porn
Lauren Marini
as Die-In Protester
Yuka Sano
as Die-In Protester
Marvin Ross
as Valet at Sid's
Adriana Karras
as Party Girl
Marilyn Chen
as Contortionist
Jordan Hairston
as Painted Girl
Chloe Hurst
as Exotic Girl at Sid's
Hank Quillen
as Maintenance Man
Carson Meyer
as Mexican Restaurant Bartender
John L. Morris
as Peep Show Employee
Karrueche Tran
as Tally-in Porn
Rebecca Dalton
as Fred's Widow
Terence Rosemore
as Bourbon Bartender
Meredith Berg
as Die-In Protester
Frank Mottek
as Radio Announcer
Rachel Faulkner
as Tube top chick
Amahre Palmer
as Gala Heiress
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Critic Reviews for The Nice Guys

All Critics (320) | Top Critics (76)

What's memorable about The Nice Guys is the crew of not-so-nice kids: the 12- through 18-year-olds who seem remarkably unbothered when bumping heads with coke-addled pornographers.

August 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are a good match in The Nice Guys. But writer-director Shane Black's screenplay seldom strikes fire.

December 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Nice Guys is a major blast, Crowe and Gosling having the time of their lives bringing all this madcap, blood-splattered lunacy to life.

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Too often, The Nice Guys feels like the Funniest Film of 1994. There are worse things.

August 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Watching Crowe and Gosling-who are admittedly enjoying themselves in their respective roles-is fun, but the road wears thin along the journey...

July 11, 2016 | Rating: 2.5 | Full Review…

[The Nice Guys is] propped up by the performances, humour, action, '70s detailing, a soundtrack with retro tracks (by Kool & The Gang and Earth, Wind & Fire, among others) and a cameo by the dishy Matt Bomer.

June 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Nice Guys

Features everything there is to love about the buddy cop genre, and the nod at 80's culture was just the best icing on top you could ask for. I'm surprised Marsh's daughter isn't on the promotional images or the title because it might as well have been a 3-man show! Every laugh, punch, kick and gunshot is delivered with such excellence that it makes you forget the whole ordeal is a dated stereotype. It's almost amazing to enjoy such a well crafted buddy cop film in 2015 with all the elements you would expect from a classic. A truly great watch!

Drake Tsui
Drake Tsui

Super Reviewer

Funny and violent detective story set in 1970s L.A. Carried by two great stars (especially Gosling shows immense comedic talent) and fantastic kid actors, this is a wild, surprising ride, similar in tone to Black's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The tone between violence and slapstick may not resonate well with everyone, but for me this was a fun way to spend two hours.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer


This is a very good buddy cop movie with good performances from Rice and Crowe, and a hilarious turn by Gosling. The story is a bit messy, but the laughs are enough to make up for that. With the fun chemistry between this main cast, I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

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