Mr. Nice There's grooviness in this evocative drama based on the autobiography of the Welsh, Oxford-educated former international drug dealer Howard Marks (played right on the money… Mr. Nice There's grooviness in this evocative drama based on the autobiography of the Welsh, Oxford-educated former international drug dealer Howard Marks (played right on the money… 2011-06-03 PT121M Biography Comedy Drama Chloe Sevigny Rhys Ifans David Thewlis MPI
Movie Review

Mr. Nice (2011)

Rhys Ifans | GOOD VIBES Rhys Ifans in Mr. Nice
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GOOD VIBES Rhys Ifans in Mr. Nice
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Jun 03, 2011; Length: 121 Minutes; Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama; With: Chloe Sevigny and Rhys Ifans; Distributor: MPI

There's grooviness in this evocative drama based on the autobiography of the Welsh, Oxford-educated former international drug dealer Howard Marks (played right on the money by 65-year-old Marks' real-life friend and fellow Welshman Rhys Ifans). Marks appears to have been the mellowest drug lord in dopedom, loving his wife (Chloë Sevigny) and easing himself in and out of tight spots...until he served prison time in Indiana. Writer-director Bernard Rose (Immortal Beloved) lets the picture bop along a little too loosely, but the vibes are good. B

Originally posted Jun 15, 2011 Published in issue #1160 Jun 24, 2011 Order article reprints