Sunday, 29 May 2016

THE NICE GUYS

A mismatched pair of private eyes investigate the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles. —IMDB

I had high hopes for this comedy crime action movie. With Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling teaming up, I thought this would be a winner. The trailers looked good, too. But it was disappointing. All the best moments are in the trailers and the rest of it is flat in tone. When the daughter of Ryan Gosling’s character (Australian, Angourie Rice) was introduced, it became quite difficult to watch at times as she is put into situations that no parent would allow for someone so young (13 yo). But she’s probably the best reason to see the film. Crowe and Gosling are worth seeing together and do their best with the material they’ve got but don’t seem to be trying that hard. An unsatisfying experience.


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