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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Rhys Ifans is an engaging protagonist, playing Marks as a passive and seemingly unflappable character whose iron nerve and ability to keep cool in a crisis get him out of more than one desperate situation. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    So what we're left with is a sort of contact high, drifting gently over to our seats in the back row. show more

  • 80
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    You don't have to believe all of it - or even any of it - to enjoy the rascally charms of Mr. Nice. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    You don't have to be stoned to watch Mr. Nice, but it might help to be in the same state of mind as its real-life anti-hero, drug kingpin Howard Marks. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    There's too much narration and too many drug-movie cliches. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Writer-director Bernard Rose effectively conjoures an atompshere of poetic stoned-1960s British rebellion, a feeling of woozy, intoxicating possibility that will not-so-eventually be squashed. show more

  • 60
    Dan Jolin Empire

    A solid, often entertaining life-of-crimer which benefits from some stylistic touches and a faithful, convincing central performance. show more

  • 40
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    This boppy biopic pushes a wealth of outrageous incidents while never making anything resembling a point. show more

  • 40
    John P. McCarthy Boxoffice Magazine

    Mr. Nice is hampered by tonal timidity and the inability to find a sufficiently entertaining through-line in Marks' life story. show more

  • 58
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    The film is built as a series of (possibly tall) tales that don't add up to a plot, a theme or a purpose. show more

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