The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys ★★★½

Though The Nice Guys doesn't reinvent the wheel, it sure manages spin the wheel uphill fast.  The chemistry amazes, the coloring works, and the music rocks, but it does have one technical issue throughout the whole movie...

Philippe Rousselot's cinematography, though stylistic, ultimately remains useless.  Nothing is being expressed that isn't in the dialogue, proving that Shane Black thrills with his writing but lacks in his directing.  Also, it looks like it was shot on a 1.85:1 aspect ration, but was cropped to 2.35:1 in post; I couldn't find any reason for the cut-off framing.

The Nice Guys was a fun modern noir, but nothing more than that.

Poster Review
Theatrical Review: 5.66/10

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