Newsclip®: [Entertainment] Review: Gosling-Crowe chemistry livens uneven 'Nice Guys' - Houston Chronicle

"[...] technically, Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe don't play cops in 'The Nice Guys,' by writer-director Shane Black (who knows a thing about buddy cop movies, having written 'Lethal Weapon' back in 1987.) [...] the equation's the same, and like a buddy-cop movie (or a porn film — more on that later) the important thing isn't the plot. [...] again, there are some inspired moments, such as when enforcer Jackson Healy (Crowe, paunchy and amiably violent) tracks down Holland March (Gosling — sweet, clumsy, effortlessly funny ) in a men's room stall. March is understandably wary, considering Healy had broken his arm at their last meeting, leaving him howling on the kitchen floor like a wounded cat. Watch Gosling juggle pointing a gun, keeping an annoying stall door open, and hiding his privates behind a magazine. In a prelude, a young boy reaches under his parents' bed to inspect their 'Playboy,' featuring naked porn",

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