Just sublime, some of the most fun I've had in a cinema. Way too many great moments to even begin to list, with Gosling and Crowe making a fantastic duo reminescent of the glory days of buddy cop films, supported by wickedly funny, deceptively intelligent dialogue that's immediately recognizable as that of Shane Black. The film disguises its setup/payoff structure so perfectly (
like the Nixon story and the ankle gun dream, both of which work as standalone scenes but also tee up jokes further down the line) that the punchlines often come as genuine surprises, and not a single one misses the mark, which is seriously impressive given just how much the film leans on Gosling's slapstick physical comedy. My one misgiving is that I wish the trailers hadn't given so much away, but I still sat there with a stupid great grin on my face the whole time. I think I'm officially a Shane Black fanboy.