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Mr. Nice

Rhys Ifans , Chloe Sevigny , Bernard Rose    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Rhys Ifans, Chloe Sevigny, David Thewlis, Elsa Pataky
  • Directors: Bernard Rose
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
  • Language: Italian, English
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: One Movie
  • Run Time: 116.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006LG5944
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 385,505 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


anni ottanta, howard marks ha quarantatre anni, ottantanove linee telefoniche, 25 compagnie commerciali in tutto il mondo, bar, studi di registrazione, banche offshore. tutti veicoli per il riciclaggio di denaro finalizzati allo spaccio di droga. la sua "carriera" inizia durante il corso di specializzazione in filosofi a oxford, e lo porta a spostare grandi quantita' di hashish in europa e in america attraverso le attrezzature delle rock band in tour.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A solid biopic, but nothing amazing 28 Feb 2011
Mr Nice is a biopic of the life of convicted-drug smuggler Howard Marks (played by Rhys Ifans - Notting Hill). The film chronicles his origins, education, love-life and, most importantly, how he fell into the life of an importer of illicit substances.

Rhys Ifans was practically born to play this role, the height, the accent and mannerisms are all spot on to Howard Marks (a welshman himself) and many times behind the dark glasses and long hair it's difficult to tell the actor from the man. The story is well directed, giving us enough of Marks' back story to understand his mindset and the choices he makes without getting bogged down in the minute detail. This is a truly picturesque cinematic experience, as we see Howard travel from his hometown in Wales, to his College in Oxford and as far around the world as Afghanistan to source his merchandise. When this is thrown in with IRA contacts and MI6 agents it makes for one extremely interesting tale that, regardless of your stance on drugs, you will end up willing Howard to come up smiling. ChloŽ Sevigny (Barry Munday) deserves a special mention for her brilliant rendition of Mark's wife and David Thewliss plays the quasi-insane IRA contact Jim McCann with great flair.

Where this film loses a star is making Rhys Ifans play Howard Marks at 17-21 which just looked ridiculous as Rhys Ifans really cannot get away with playing a character that young. What also lets the film down is the awful CGI of 1970's London that Ifans has been superimposed over.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Low Budget but Fantastic viewing 8 Feb 2011
I had high hopes for this film, i had always hoped they would make a movie from the book i enjoyed so much when i was younger.

From the start you knew this was not going to be a high-budget Hollywood film and that worried me, slightly. Especially as the first 5 mins seemed a bit 'arty' like Bronson was. Panic set in.

Those 5 mins soon vanished and it turned into a fantastic film. D

irection was great, the old footage with a Rhys Ifans superimposed over worked well, and although a bit OTT in parts was a great 120 mins.

I would recommend to all film lovers.

Over and out.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine tribute to an incredible man life. 29 Oct 2010
Howard Marks is a legend amongst fraudsters and narcotics dealers alike. This film perfectly captures the maverick business man and his outrageous life. It opens in monochrome turning to colour when Howard smokes his first spliff as an undergraduate. Howard Marks is played by Rhys Ifans , who plays Marks as a charming, raffish boyo from the Welsh valleys. The film is a lighthearted, amoral comedy thriller.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great 7 Feb 2011
When i finished reading mr nice many years ago i was wandering when they would make the movie of it,then when i read senor nice i found out Rhys was going to be playing the role, then when i saw the trailer i became overly excited for the movie, and then i waited...and waited...and waited over a year and a half for them to release the full movie, i even saw it at the cinema which is rare for me.

The movie starts well with a brief recap of howards early life, getting into university, his first experience of marijuana, then they progress very quickly on to his career as a hashish smuggler.

The movie does miss out alot of his experiences, that would have made a great directors cut, but the blu ray only has 2 deleted scenes, but i understand that they cant fit the entire life of a man in a 2 hour movie, so i wont complain,

The movie is very entertaining and worth a watch to anyone who has or hasnt read the book, its a great tribute to a national hero,
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT FILM 6 Feb 2011
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation 28 Jun 2014
Everything as promised. Definitely recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings a smile 25 Jun 2014
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OK it's not the book, but very few films are, and this one somehow captures the essence of Mark's 'highs', lows, and his oddly inspiring life. This film makes me want to go travelling ... and do something.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 9 Jun 2014
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Favourite film ever, great quality. Loved the story line in the film to was absolutely outstanding to watch at home.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Nicey Nicey
Enjoyable enough film with some good performances, but the subject matter of criminals doing illegal stuff, does nothing for me personally. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robinski
4.0 out of 5 stars Rhys Ifans at his best
Good movie, good cast, gave only four stars as the film seemed to be strangely strung together. Preferred watching the 'making of' extras on the DVD.
Published 3 months ago by Trevor Hunt
4.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining film
I read the book years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The film is pretty entertaining, well acted and demonstrates just how intelligent and manipulative Marks was. Read more
Published 4 months ago by ScrumpyJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Likeable Rogue
Living in Oxford through the period and my daughter working in Anna Belinda before it closed the movie brought back a lot of memories of the period. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Nigel LW Flanakin
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing
After reading the book, you feel disappointed as the book is more exciting than the film. Don't bother buying this if you have read the book.
Published 6 months ago by Washington
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
What more can I say b*******y Great buy it and see how Rhys Evans can shine his way through such a great story
Published 10 months ago by Alun Rees
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Nice was nice
The DVD was in good condition and worth the money I spent. Rhys Ifans was excellent. Thank you very much.
Published 11 months ago by iona
4.0 out of 5 stars great bio picture
A great film that reviews the life and times of a world famous train robber turned smuggler and arms dealer told in a open way.
Published 11 months ago by Lee David Haxell
4.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
Read the book first. Much prefer the book, due to more detail,but good movie. Rhys Ifans does play an excellent character in this.
Published 12 months ago by carmel hassell
2.0 out of 5 stars Let down
Having read the book (which is a 5 star), the film is a bit of a let down, simply because it doesn't go into enough detail. and we need more screen time for Jim McCann.
Published 13 months ago by Callum Lord
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