Evan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Boogie Nights meets The Big Lebowski with some Inherent Vice mixed in there.
The Nice Guys is hands down one of the best buddy cop comedies in recent times. In my opinion buddy cop comedies is one of the hardest types of films to pull off. There have been so many failures out there. The Nice Guys is probably the best since Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
This film is absolutely bonkers. There's consistent laughs through out. There is some really solid and well done action. Really great chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Solid banter between the two of them throughout. The little girl who was Gosling's daughter in the movie was fantastic. Typically a child actor in this type of role would be incredibly annoying, but she was hysterical.
My biggest issue with the movie is that it's a bit too unfocused and the tone is everywhere. I wouldn't be surprised if this isn't an issue upon repeat viewings. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was a much tighter film where as The Nice Guys is fairly uneven. Nonetheless, still super enjoyable and entertaining.