Film Review – THE NICE GUYS (2016)

Image result for the nice guys blu-rayNice Guys, The (2015; USA; Colour; 116m) ∗∗∗  d. Shane Black; w. Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi; ph. Philippe Rousselot; m. David Buckley, John Ottman.  Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley, Keith David, Beau Knapp, Yaya DaCosta, Ty Simpkins, Jack Kilmer, Hannibal Buress. In Los Angeles in 1977, a private investigator and an unlicensed enforcer uncover a conspiracy when they team up to trace a missing young woman. Gosling and Crowe have a great chemistry and do their best with a lame script that struggles to find the balance between thrills and comedy. The result is a diverting entertainment that leaves you with the feeling it could have been so much better. [15]