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The Nice Guys

The-Nice-Guys-posterDirector: Shane Black

Writer: Shane Black, Anthony Ragarozzi

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Keith David

Cert: 15

Running time: 123mins

Year: 2016




What’s the story: Down-on-his-luck cop turned private investigator Holland March (Gosling) and world-wearied hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe) discover the cases of a missing girl and a dead porn star take them on a wild journey through 1977 Los Angeles.

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What’s the verdict: Despite bringing home a cool $1.2bn with Iron Man 3, Shane Black directs The Nice Guys like a man told this will be his last ever movie...

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Stand Up Guys

stand-up-guys02Director: Fisher Stevens

Cast: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Mark Margolis, Addison Timlin, Vanessa Ferlito, Lucy Punch

Cert: 15

Running time: 96 mins

Year: 2012

The lowdown: Enjoyable crime comedy-drama with the extra hook of seeing three Hollywood OAP all-stars riffing on their personas.  Pacino is a career criminal, out of the big house after a 28-year stretch and looking for a night of partying with his one-time partner Walken.  Problem is Walken’s been ordered to kill his buddy-in-crime or he’s for the dirt-nap.  Arkin adds crotchety fun as their one-time wheel-man, while Julianna Margulies is back in the ER as his nurse daughter.  Disposable, but fun thanks to the three game leads.

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The full verdict: Stand Up Guys is Al Pacino’s best big scre...

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