Noah Teuber’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm going to just get straight to the point.
The Nice Guys is fantastic. It is so rare to find a comedy that doesn't completely rely on it's humor in order to carry the story. Instead, The Nice Guys is a buddy cop/mystery film that just so happens to be one of the funniest comedies of the year through the humor that naturally results through the plot. Remember when movies used to always be this good? Like, back in the 1970's and 80's? Oh yeah maybe that's because this film takes place in the 70's and in result feels like it was ripped straight out of that era and released today.
The chemistry between Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling is pure gold. Unlike most buddy cop films these two characters are actually a lot alike and they compliment each other so perfectly. They're drunk assholes who just so happen to be good at solving people's problems and they never try to be anything more than that. If someone told me that Crowe and Gosling are best friends in real life I would not be surprised at all. Oh, and before I forget- Ryan Gosling's daughter, played by Angourie Rice almost steals the show. I don't want to say any more than that.
Shane Black's writing is so incredibly on point here. I had just watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang the night before and was completely blown away by how genius it was, so to have it followed by this....Fuck, man. It's so witty and smart.
Like I said before, this feels like a 70's movie being released today and that goes for the action as well. The fist and gun fights perfectly fit the entire mood and I couldn't get enough.
We don't get original films like The Nice Guys nearly as much as we should. Go support it this weekend. Show the studios that this is the kind of movies we want more of. Please.