(2010)

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Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
You don't have to believe all of it - or even any of it - to enjoy the rascally charms of Mr. Nice.
75
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.
75
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.
60
A solid, often entertaining life-of-crimer which benefits from some stylistic touches and a faithful, convincing central performance.
60
So what we're left with is a sort of contact high, drifting gently over to our seats in the back row.
58
The film is built as a series of (possibly tall) tales that don't add up to a plot, a theme or a purpose.
50
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.
50
There's too much narration and too many drug-movie cliches.
40
This boppy biopic pushes a wealth of outrageous incidents while never making anything resembling a point.
40
Mr. Nice is hampered by tonal timidity and the inability to find a sufficiently entertaining through-line in Marks' life story.

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