A fairly mediocre comedy/drama based on a tired story of a renegade drug dealer that the audiences are invited to sympathise with. The cinematography was interesting at points and the extensive use of green screen had an ironic self-awareness to it. David Thewlis had an amazing performance as always and Sevigny did justice to her part as well. Overall, the film had an aura of a TV movie and made for a tiring viewing.
Manages to be entertaining without being vulgar at any point. nice balabce of have, have nots and hard hits. Some of the nude body shots are very well done. I would love a good shooting session with the small muscular blonde at the beginning, her body catches the light amazingly.
Judging by general consensus I would have to say this is a massively underrated film. The cast is excellent , Rhys Ifans gives the performance of his life, (he always good anyway) and so are Chloe Sevigny and David Thewlis and a great cameo from the legendary Crispin Glover. I laughed, I cried. What a story.
As with most things, the book is much better than the movie. Having said that, I found this watchable and enjoyable at times. Probably not a film I would recommend unless you have an interest in Howard Marks.
This is a very straightforward story of Howard Marks, well-known former drug-baron and hero in Great Britain. Having dealed in tons of drugs during the 1970s while spying (to some extent) for MI6, Marks' criminal life caught up with him some. Still, it's plainly directed and Marks' life experiences are very well-played out by Rhys Ifans, always impressive.