DVD Review – The Nice Guys (2016)

The Nice Guys, 2016.

Directed by Shane Black.

Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Keith David, Gil Gerard, Kim Basinger, Beau Knapp and Margaret Qualley.

Synopsis:

A private detective and an enforcer team up to infiltrate the porn industry in 1977 Los Angeles.

Mismatched buddy movies have been a constant staple of Hollywood since the year dot and Shane Black’s 1987 hit Lethal Weapon is still pretty much the benchmark to which all others adhere to, the stars in perfect alignment with regards to script, actors and direction. With The Nice Guys, Black returns to the sub-genre but this time the emphasis is on the comedy rather than the action, and where better to start than hiring two actors not exactly known for their comedy chops. That’s right; instead of ‘Mad’ Mel and straight man Danny Glover – admittedly another two actors that don’t immediately spring to mind
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