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NEW ON DVD: Gosling and Crowe make a great, gritty comic duo in ‘The Nice Guys’

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STORY WRITTEN BY AMY LONGSDORF 
For Digital First Media

“The Nice Guys” (2016, Warner, R, $30), the latest from “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” writer/director Shane Black, isn’t perfect but when it clicks, oh boy, it’s a real hoot.
Ryan Gosling stars as “the world’s worst detective” who teams up with a hard-boiled enforcer (Russell Crowe) to find a missing teenager (Margaret Qualley). The ending of this Los Angeles-set black comedy goes on far too long but Black is fully invested in his crazy tale of porn stars and crooked car executives.
At its best, “The Nice Guys” soars on the comic helium provided by Gosling and Crowe. Extras: featurettes.
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