Early Reactions For The Nice Guys Heap Praise On Shane Black’s Cool Thriller


Shane Black’s The Nice Guys has hit the ground running with a wave of positive reviews gushing over the director’s cool ’70s thriller.

It’s been an awful long time coming for Black, too, who first drafted the premise for his buddy cop comedy – something of a Black speciality over the years – all the way back in 2001. In those intervening years, the project flirted with both CBS and HBO, where Sean Penn would have headlined.

Alas, it wasn’t until Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe took point as The Nice Guys that Shane Black’s noir began to take shape. Now, it’s two weeks out from release, with Warner Bros. handling North America distribution to the director’s spiritual successor to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. And by all accounts, it’s been worth the wait.

Also starring Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David and Kim Basinger, The Nice Guys shoots for theaters on May 20.