• Released
  • June 3, 2011
  • (Limited 6/3)
  • NR , 2 hr 1 min
  • Documentary
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By Stephanie Zacharek
You don't have to believe all of it - or even any of it - to enjoy the rascally charms of Mr. Nice.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
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.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
So what we're left with is a sort of contact high, drifting gently over to our seats in the back row.
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By Dan Jolin
A solid, often entertaining life-of-crimer which benefits from some stylistic touches and a faithful, convincing central performance.
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Portland Oregonian

By Shawn Levy
The film is built as a series of (possibly tall) tales that don't add up to a plot, a theme or a purpose.
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Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
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.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There's too much narration and too many drug-movie cliches.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
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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Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
This boppy biopic pushes a wealth of outrageous incidents while never making anything resembling a point.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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