The Nice Guys (2016) ***

The Nice Guys (2016) is a good solid romp but didn't hold up as well as I remembered on a rewatch (Black's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) is very similar and vastly superior). I still think Gosling is very funny in this but the 70s setting just feels like window dressing — the humor and tone of the film is too modern for this to feel truly authentic (I felt much the same way about American Hustle (2013)). There is still a lot of fun to be had regardless.