Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Keith David, Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Angourie Rice, Margaret Qualley
(7-Very Good Film)
Cool. Breezy. Irreverant.
Ryan Gosling plays a sleazy private-eye, Holland March (with a teenage daughter considerably more intelligent than him), who teams up with an enforcer with a guilty conscience, Jackson Healey (Crowe), to track down a lost porn star. Like any good noir, the setup leads to a bigger plot involving murder and government corruption. The two stars work well together with Crowe as the stoic brute with a soft side and Gosling as a fool who every once and a while gets something right. It’s a little uneven in terms of comedy, but overall it’s a fine film.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-