“The Nice Guys” : What Do The Critics Say?


Warner Bros are ready with their next offering “The Nice Guys” and the reviews have started pouring in! So what do the critics say about the crime caper, which stars heavy weights like Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling !? Have a look below:

1. It creates great on-screen chemistry between Gosling and Crowe – as brute adversaries who partner up as private eyes to solve a criminal conspiracy. And it blows your mind with its sense of absurdity – even while making the crime caper count. – Toronto Sun (Thumbs Up)

2. Though the plot here may be a confusing, multi-threaded mess … it’s occasionally offset by the exuberance with which Black blends splatter and slapstick, and the leeway he grants his two very game leads. – Los Angeles Times (Thumbs Up)

3. For a movie predicated on slapstick forward momentum, we spend an awful lot of time driving backward. – Boston Globe (Thumbs Down)

4. It freshens the odd-couple formula with some nice period and father-daughter twists. – New York Post (Thumbs Up)

5. Gosling and Crowe do have chemistry, and an obvious sense of humor which gets them far. They’d have gotten farther, though, if the movie, while at times hilarious, didn’t have such an uneven feel. – Associated Press (Thumbs Up)

6 Everything has its own illogic in “The Nice Guys,” a consistently entertaining, frequently violent and generally slapdash action comedy directed by Shane Black. – Wall Street Journal (Thumbs Up)

7. Perhaps unfocused and off-balance at times, but conveying a sense of buoyancy that’s as cheerfully contagious as it is freewheeling. – Washington Post (Thumbs Up)

8. From my point of view it’s not a great or especially fine movie, but a good near-miss. – Star Tribune (Thumbs Up)

9. The Nice Guys borrows from noir traditions and pulp fiction, throwing a fresh coat of smart-alecky comedy over the whole thing. – Philadelphia Enquirer (Thumbs Up)

10. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be both great fun and warmly human, but alas, it just isn’t either- San Diego Reader (Thumbs Down)

11. 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.- Chicago Sun Times (Thumbs Up)

12. Crowe and Gosling are fine, but they never form a genuine rapport. These actors are known for intensity and screen-hogging, not warmth or comedic timing, and here they seem to be moving in parallel but not fully in sync. – Newsday (Thumbs Down)

13. 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. – New York Times (Thumbs Down)

14. The Nice Guys never lives up to the promise of its hilarious first 10 minutes, but Crowe and Gosling are good enough to leave you hoping for a sequel. – Miami Herald (Thumbs Up)

15. Is it fun? Parts, yes, and many will get exactly what they wanted from “The Nice Guys”: violence, wisecracks, a couple of choice sight gags … plus the usual angry-mismatched-buddy-cops-but-not-really-cops routine. – Chicago Tribune (Thumbs Up)

So with most of the reviews being positive, this movie seems a good watch…agree??