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Mr. Nice Reviews

September 11, 2011
Though the film takes a while to cast its spell, writer-director-cinematographer Bernard Rose's close observation of Marks and those around him becomes increasingly involving and allows Rose to comment on the widespread failure of the war on drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 9, 2011
The writer-director tells the story with verve and small-budget ingenuity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 8, 2011
Ifans looks 20 years too old for the part, and the problem with the movie is it seems so desperate to be made that it barely cares that he spends half of his time miscast.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 29, 2011
[Ifans] captures the character's charisma and cool, and it's fun to ride shotgun with him. But the script isn't pointed enough to drill beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 30, 2011
Effortlessly captures the looks, attitudes and the various mentalities of the period from the late 1960s and early 1970s, through the transition from the hippie era into the Studio 54 days, followed by the Just-Say-No retrenchment of the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2011
Writer-director Bernard Rose lets the picture bop along a little too loosely, but the vibes are good.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 3, 2011
What we're left with is a sort of contact high, drifting gently over to our seats in the back row.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 3, 2011
Interesting, well-played characters come and go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2011
If "Mr. Nice," which was written and directed by Bernard Rose, is steadily watchable, it lopes along without building much tension.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 2, 2011
Though it's all over the map, tonally and thematically, Mr. Nice succeeds at showing how illegality breeds illegality.
Read More | Original Score: B-
June 1, 2011
This boppy biopic pushes a wealth of outrageous incidents while never making anything resembling a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 31, 2011
Though told here with appealing drollness, Marks's story makes an odd vessel for the filmmakers' casually advanced legalization arguments, what with its mischief making on the grandest scale possible.
October 6, 2010
This adaptation of Marks's autobiography -- a student staple throughout the land -- struggles to capture the sheer breadth of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2010
Mildly amusing but overly discursive.