Mr. Nice details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Chloe Sevigny, Rhys Ifans, Jack Huston, Andrew Tiernan, Kinsey Packard, Omid Djalili, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Cox, Christian McKay, David Thewlis|
|Collection:||2011's Top Films, Exclusive Films, HD Drama, HD Dramatic Movies, Intoxicated, January - LOVEFiLM Picks, LOVEFiLM Exclusives, LOVEFiLM Staff Picks|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Jan 2011|
By Jennifer Trevorrow from LOVEFiLM
Rhys Ifans plays the role of infamous drug dealer Howard Marks in the amazing true story of his life.
Most helpful review
An extraordinary storyBy a customer from Plymouth , 11 Feb 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]The book Mr Nice was the extraordinary true story of Howard Marks and, more or less, explained, through the turning of the pages, how to set up a drugs empire. Starting in the seventies, It was a blow by blow account of begining with nothing and ending up with a fortune. It was also an damning indictment of the law enforcement agencies of the time, their inefficiencies and basic lack of understanding of the power and influence of the drugs trade. It is true to say though that Howard Marks was probably one of those individuals responsible for these same agencies changing both their understanding of the drugs world in the UK and their detection methods. Ultimately he would, himself, also pay the price of his trade - shipping vast quantities of narcotics in a convoluted and twisted way around the world, dealing with foreign drug barons and even getting involved with terrorists does nothing to keep your profile low. I guess the book teaches a lesson and it will be interesting to see if that lesson comes across in the film. A truly gripping story.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (60) Yes |
- No (30)
Ifans OK but film a bit of a messBy davidginsberg (114 reviews) from London , 20 Sep 2013Rhys Ifans gives a very good performance as smuggler Howard Marks. However the film itself is a bit of a mess lots of visual flourishes before getting bogged down in lots of plot. It really could have been trimmed by 10-15 minutes.
Read the book insteadBy Dryrain (32 reviews) , 14 May 2013I loved the book and also wanted to like the film but it just did not click for me. I think the storyline was poor and the lead was badly cast. The only thing they got right was that he was welsh.
A captivating and humorous filmBy a customer , 03 Apr 2013This is a fascinating movie based on a real-life story. I knew of the book and did not think I would enjoy the film that much, but it really was a captivating film. Moreover, it was humorous throughout.
David Thewlis is fantastically scaryBy Bassman71 (701 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 04 Feb 2013Biopic of the Welsh drugs smuggler Howard Marks and his escapades and adventures throughout the years. As much as Im a Rhys Ifans fan it seemed he was the obvious choice to play Howard Marks and youre not always sure if the actor is playing himself or Marks at times. Its an entertaining film with lots of good performances especially David Thewlis as the Northern Irish smuggler and arms dealer Jim McCann although some of the archive footage with Ifans superimposed on it for the 1960s looks a bit off.
Great film and produced a lively debate about the ethics of raising a family in such a chaotic environmentBy JulieRNorthumberland (35 reviews) , 10 Jan 2013Can't stand Rhys Ifans but by god he made a great rendition of someone who really should not be idolised in the way he is. I totally sympathised with Chloe Sevigny's depiction of Marks' partner. This is a great piece of film and acting but I really got irate seeing the way that Marks is depicted as some sort of anti-establishment hero when he brought kids into this world so this brutal and truthful story of the real horror of being his partner/child was really brought to life. I'm not anti people having a life long party if that's what they want to do but sweet mary jane....