The Nice Guys

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Running Time:  116 min.
Release Date: May 20, 2016
DVD: August 23, 2016
Netflix: April 5, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.10
based on 110 votes and 42 reviews
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Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Yaya DaCosta, Keith David, Beau Knapp, Kim Basinger


Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a depressed, alcoholic, arguably suicidal, private detective. When a distressed woman claims to have seen her seemingly dead porn star niece, Holland is hired to find her. He believes this woman has mistaken a young girl named Amelia (Margaret Qualley) for her niece. Amelia, however, does not want to be found. She hires an "enforcer" named Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) to ensure Holland leaves her alone.

The two come to blows and Holland, left with a broken arm, abruptly stops his search for Amelia. But when Jackson is attacked and warned about making deals with this mysterious Amelia, he smells something fishy and begins to believe she is part of a bigger plan. He then recruits Holland to help track her down, and along with Holland's pre-teen daughter Holly (Angourie Rice), the unlikely allies uncover a nationwide conspiracy that somehow links Amelia to a series of tragic deaths involving professionals in the porn industry.

Director: Shane Black
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Joel Silver
Screenplay: Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi

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  • 5 stars "So much fun! Big laughs, good action, nice surprises. This is the movie INHERENT VICE wanted to be."
  • 5 stars "This movie is absolutely hilarious. The people giving it low marks don't get irony at all. The very POINT of the movie is that it's ironic, many of the reviews even say improper, to put a child in these kinds of situations. If you enjoy movies in that vein, such as Kick-Ass or Superbad, then this movie should no doubt please. If the most you can bear to take is Spy Kids, sit this one out."
  • 3 stars "pretty good worth seeing"