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Shane Black has casually become a genre unto himself. Before trying his hand at directing - which is also a genre unto itself, he dreamt-up (meaning he wrote them) some of the most beloved movies of all-time, such as Letha Weapon, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and Last Action Hero. Okay, maybe the “most beloved movies of all-time” designation is a stretch, but that doesn’t change the fact that Black certainly has a distinct style - and as such, a legion of followers. With his directing debut, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), Shane Black rocked the cinematic landscape, creating one the modern era’s great neo-noir crime films. And, if you think that statement is a stretch - well, I’m prepared to fight you tooth and nail over it. After all, it did land him writing and directing rights for one the highest grossing superhero movies of all-time, Iron Man 3. Thus, we come to Shane Black’s long-awaited follow-up project, The Nice Guys… In The Nice Guys, written and directed by Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Ryan Gosling stars…show more content…
In all honesty, the story should be the selling point of this film, yet Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are the “poster boys (if you will)” of the film, and are absolutely perfect with this respective renditions. Gosling brings the jokey humor, while Crowe adds the brawn. Add-on a stellar performance from the youthful Angourie Rice, and it culminates into a wonderfully rounded acting extravaganza. In the end, it’s tough to find an aspect within The Nice Guys to dislike - and from my point of view, there’s nothing there. This is an excellent film production from start to finish, and even poor box office returns won’t change that. This film is recommended for anyone and everyone, regardless of how you feel about Gosling, Crowe, or Shane
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