Action Movie Anatomy hosts Ben Bateman and Andrew Ghai break down The Nice Guys! The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir mystery buddy comedy film directed by Shane Black and written by Black and Anthony Bagarozzi. It stars Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley,Keith David and Kim Basinger. The film premiered on May 15, 2016, at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and was released in the United States on May 20, 2016 by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film received positive reviews from critics and has grossed $14 million.