Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘The Nice Guys’ 

Out This Weekend: ‘The Nice Guys’
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Ryan Gosling teams up with Russell Crowe for The Nice Guys, a raucous adventure about a pair of colorful characters on the hunt for a missing girl in 1970s LA. There’s conspiracies! There’s corruption! There’s lots and lots of vintage fashion. But is it worth seeing in theaters?

Here’s what the experts have to say…


“Everything has its own illogic in The Nice Guys, a consistently entertaining, frequently violent and generally slapdash action comedy directed by Shane Black.”

-Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]


“Perhaps unfocused and off-balance at times, but conveying a sense of buoyancy that’s as cheerfully contagious as it is freewheeling.”

-Ann Hornaday [Washington Post]


“Crowe and Gosling save the day. They both look like hell for most of the film, with neither actor demonstrating a wisp of vanity as they throw themselves into this cheerfully nasty mess.”

-Richard Roeper [Chicago Sun-Times]

“Even nostalgic nonsense requires more than attitude and energy, which is all that Mr. Black has to offer. And despite all its restless detective work, The Nice Guys is unable to track down a soul or a reason for being.”

-A.O. Scott [New York Times]


The Nice Guys, ultimately, might be a little too nice, but Black and his cast really want you to have a ball.”

-Alan Scherstuhl [Village Voice]


“Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are clearly enjoying the hell out of each other in this crime caper set in 1977 Los Angeles. So how can you resist?”

-Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]