Parent reviews for The Nice Guys

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Common Sense says

age 17+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 18 reviews

age 18+

Sexualisation of children, Very strange and unnecessary.

Surprised more people reviewing this didn’t mention the frequent and unnecessary addition of the sexualisation of children. Eg Why was it necessary for the daughter to say she was there for a “ rim job” , or some random young boy riding his bike offering to expose himself discussing the size of his genitalia. Many more examples that were not required for the plot including adults in the film having a conversation with the 13yr old about Anal sex. You have to ask why ?? Would have been an ok film without this but there was something very wrong and the pedophilic undertones were sickening. Really unnecessary if they were just trying to make a half decent movie. So again asking why ? . Something really up with this film.
4 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Umbrella for Pedophiliac Romp

This should be dumped in the sea. It is uneven as a a film and derivitative, There are much better films in the genre that don't stoop to exploiting children inside their sex jokes; it was very weird and I felt the director and writer were pushing their pedophiliac tendencies inside a generic film. I left nauseous.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.
age 12+

If your kids have seen lethal weapon let them watch this

The film is set in the 70s and it is a action thilled buddy cop movie. It is about the porn infustry because this is what these police man are trying to solve because a adult movie star is shown killed at the beging of the movie only seeing her boobs and pubic hair. After that there is some quick topless womem shown. You then hear in the background porn being played but never showned. If you let your kids watch lethal weapon letbthem watch this. Theres some minor swearing which is likely to be heard in a rated R movie. Then some minor realistic violence. there is also non detailed pot smoking. and there is smoking and drinking and a caracter that drives when drunk

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
age 14+

Funny, and re-watchable. Could be a future cult-classic.

age 18+

Same old story just more gory

If you take out the pornography, constant cursing and violence this is basically the same story told 1 million times. The difference is they just try to be more shocking. This movie crosses the line though between child and adult. Here we have children discussing a*** sex and a child asking an adult if he can show him his p**** for $20. This should make any parent uncomfortable by themselves and I can't believe anyone would even consider watching this with their children of any age. In terms of what it actually shows, I saw a fully naked woman, so anyone who says it's just breasts wasn't paying attention. And yes it also showed two women from the side having sex. The irony of this movie is that had it been filmed in the 70s it would've got an x rating instead of an R. Same old story though. They just tried to make you forget by raising the shock factor.

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Too much violence
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age 18+

Talent & Resources Tilted @ Windmills

Gosling and Crowe are good actors that had to work with a script that seemed to be made up on scene. The inconsistencies of character and logic are myriad. Too many to list. I loved the scene created by 70's era cars, houses, music and wardrobe. Why spend so much on the set and so little on the script? I thought the most offensive moment came when the 13 year old daughter was watching porn and then talking about incest and anal sex. What parent would allow such a thing? The director and writer should be held to account! Furthermore, that scene was gratuitous in that it didn't move the story along. I wasted my time, don't waste yours.
age 17+
age 18+

70s set mystery is a fun, original time in a world filled with reboots

In a world where we don't have a sequel, a reboot, a franchise installment, remakes, prequels being shoved down our throats by marketers who apparently think we don't want/deserve original content, maybe "Nice Guys" wouldn't be praised as highly as it is now. But, sad to say, that IS the world we live in. In the mostly straightforward plot, private eyes Gosling and Crowe team up to investigate the death of porn star Misty Mountains, and a mysterious girl on the lam named Amelia. Assisting them is Gosling's daughter, played by Angourie Rice in a modest, totally unusual child star performance. The focus is on Gosling and Crowe, but the girl is a huge asset. The laughs come at a pretty steady rate, and though you never get to know the characters terribly well (especially Crowe) I suppose you don't really need to. It's just a great ride that starts with a car crash. Go check it out and support witty, original filmmaking!

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Too much violence
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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

The Nice Guys

"The Nice Guys" revolves around two private eyes, Jackson and Holland, played by Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling respectively, who investigate the case of a missing woman named Amelia, who is linked to a dead porn actress, Misty Mountains. That said, the film features skimply dresses women at times, we hear moaning from a porn film (not actually shown), and another porn film is shown briefly. The main female character, Holland's teen daughter Holly, however, does NOT get naked. In addition, the violence includes (but not limited to) fighting, car chases and gunfights, which are at times bloody, though humor is peppered throughout the film. There is also frequent coarse language (f*ck, sh*t, Jesus among others, some uttered by Holly), and Holland smokes a lot too. Ultimately, the film's message is that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, and the film was very enjoyable. That said, it is more suitable for older teens and adults due to the sexual content, violence and coarse language.

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Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

The Nice Guys is an excellent mash up of action, humor and a great story

I was expecting a lot from The Nice Guys, and I was not disappointed. It has a great story and Russel Crowe and Ryan Gosling are great together. It is funny, but still has the serious mystery elements. It deals with pornography and adult themes, so I wouldn't suggest kids or even younger teens watch this. Sexual content is limited to references mostly, but there if a fair bit of nudity. There is some stronger violence and language, as well as drinking and drug use, too. I loved the film and highly recommend it, just to older audiences.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking