Film review: ‘The Nice Guys’ ★★★★

There’s no better way to transport a cinema goer back to the late 1970s than with Papa was a Rolling Stone by The Temptations. The tap of a snare drum and slow groove of a rhythmic bassline set a steady beat for The Nice Guys, a mordant crime caper and buddy movie from writer-director Shane Black that hits the ground running and never looks back – for fear of being knuckle-dusted right in the kisser, shot, run over or thrown off a building. Glorious mayhem reigns left, right and centre in one of the best – and certainly funniest – films of 2016 to date.

The Nice Guys premiered out of competition at Cannes 2016 and will hurtle its way into UK cinemas on 3rd June. Make sure you see it but read my CineVue review here first!