Early critic reviews for The Nice Guys are in, and the reception is mixed.
Starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, The Nice Guys is about private eye Holland March (Gosling) who isn’t having the best of days. He works alongside a hired enforcer, Jackson Healy (Crowe), and together they are called to explore the disappearance of a girl. Interestingly enough, they also investigate the death of a porn star. As with all things, nothing is ever as simple as a quick run in movies like this. Before long, the two are thrust headlong into a mix of action and adventure that they wouldn’t have seen coming. While The Nice Guys hasn’t dropped in theater yet – its set to release on May 20 of this year – critics have already release some of their reviews about the movie.
According to IGN, The Nice Guys could be called a Lethal Weapon for a new generation. They state that the movie is an absolute joy every step of the way and that it leaves the watcher wanting a sequel. In terms of action and comedy, Gosling and Crowe fit well together and give a great blend of both where other movies would have one or the other, usually falling flat somewhere along the way. It’s no surprise that the star duo is able to bring hilarity and excitement.
One of Ryan Gosling’s most notable roles is Noah in the movie The Notebook, where he plays a funny, romantic character alongside Rachel McAdams. Crowe, known for his role as Maximus in the movie Gladiator, delivers heart to the big screen. Together, the pair has potential to make The Nice Guys a movie worth seeing.
On the other side of the coin, however, there are also negative reviews for The Nice Guys. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is considered punishing and repetitious. It’s stated that only the first few minutes of the movie seem Lethal Weapon worthy, but the rest is filled with Gosling and Crowe being an odd match. The report goes further in detail about the plot of the movie, analyzing and giving much of the story a thorough combing while mentioning why it’s felt that the film is lackluster and ultimately disappoints.
This isn’t the first time that a movie has received bad reviews that sling heavy criticism. Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was treated with just as much scrutiny, but managed to do well in the box-office department. With that being considered, curious movie buffs will lean one way or the other depending on the amount of reviews available, and the main points that they take from the movie’s early showing.
Alongside Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, there are other names who lend their acting talent to The Nice Guys. Matt Bomer plays John Boy, while Kim Basinger plays Judith Kutner. IGN reports that they perform well in the movie and that fans will enjoy the chemistry of the cast while watching them in action. The film looks to be about two hours in length, so there’s plenty of film action to see before the final verdict is brought down.
If it’s any indication, Rotten Tomatoes gives The Nice Guys a 90 percent currently on the Tomatometer. Known for their harsh critics, the film might just live up to the Lethal Weapon comparison. Still, the movie will be released this weekend, leaving many opinions unaccounted for. Ultimately, time will tell if Gosling and Crowe have pulled off a great performance.
What do you think of the reviews? Will you still see the movie out of curiosity or are the reviews enough to turn you away from The Nice Guys? Let us know in the comments section.
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