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Mr. Nice (2010)

 -  Biography | Comedy | Crime  -  3 June 2011 (USA)
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The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

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The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

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£134,846 (UK) (15 October 2010)

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£528,534 (UK) (15 October 2010)
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When Howard enters the prison, the sign says "LORRACH GEFÄNGNIS". In fact, the city is called "Lörrach". See more »

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Howard Marks: A dealer is really just someone who buys more dope than he can smoke. And I have to say, I'm ashamed, I tried to smoke it all. There was just too fuckin' much of it.
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The credits appear over a super slow motion shot of Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans) lighting and taking a toke from a joint. See more »

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13 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A film that in theory couldn't go wrong with some of the stories Howard has got in his arsenal. But the film was slightly off aim; mainly by concentrating more on his family life than action packed drug deals or comedy situations. Lets face it, the reason everyone wants to read and now watch about Marks is not his loyalty as a husband or devotion as a father.

Director Bernard Rose just seemed to go the wrong way about telling the story of Mr Nice. With very dry arresting scenes which are better left played out in your head with Howard's narration or read in the book.The film does have its up points however with David Thewlis putting in a master class performance as crazy Irish IRA Jim McCann which left me half wanting the film to be all about him. Rhys Ifans played the part of Mr Nice with that particular Marks swagger which his fans know and love him for and pulls it off well.

The film has pockets of comedy which helps numb the slow two hours of product, but at times it doesn't seem to know what it is a good witty British film to an ITV drama.


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