The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys ★★★½

Jackson Healy is a door-to-door messenger of sort. He’ll politely knock on your door and patiently wait like any door-to-door salesman would. You'll probably ask ‘who is it’ from inside, and he'll reply with some sort of baloney. Yet in a typical and kind manner, you'll eventually open the door and see the man you really don't wanna see. In that split second of doubt a punch so fierce will send your ass to the floor like a 4am drunk. And next you wanna listen and shut up. Jackson Healy’s talking. The message is clear. Real clear.

The Nice Guys is a funny, slightly drawn-out crime comedy from Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang director Shane Black. The two leads, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling go together like 70s cigars and liquor, providing fun banter and tight chemistry. The stretched out mystery is nevertheless exciting to watch unfold, with second guessing around each corner and a run of noir clout.

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