From all the positive reviews I was looking forward to watching The Nice Guys. Boy. what a letdown. Take the popular buddy movies of the 80’s, add the retro good vibes of the 70’s and quickly stir in the grisly blood, violence and vulgarity of the 90’s and voila!…you have the half-baked movie I saw today. To any unsuspecting moviegoer sitting through this dreadful movie, the age-old adage, nice guys finish last, becomes all too true. Wish I had walked out a little earlier and enjoyed a cat video instead of spending my time on this trashy film. Have reviewing standards really slipped this far?
Granted, I’m not a professional movie reviewer by any means. But I felt like I needed to take a shower after watching these “nice guys.” I enjoy both of these actors so when I saw the trailer I thought it might work. Together, the two leads have zero chemistry between them, a grave sin in a buddy film.
One star is higher than I would give it. Why actors as talented as Russel Crowe (who looked bloated like a blimp) and Ryan Gosling would lower themselves to be part of trash like this is beyond me. And how many hours did Ryan Gosling watch Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis’ shtick to get his part. This film was such a waste of talent.
The Nice Guys was vulgar, profane and the acting was only slightly better than bad. Their so-called comedy bits are labored and bereft of humor. But even worse is that I paid to see it. Maybe so you don’t have to. Save your money and feel sorry for the young actress who had to endure being a part of this low-life movie.
The Nice Guys are dumb as rocks and they’re miserable company. Stay home and watch cat videos.