My Days of Mercy - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Days of Mercy Reviews

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July 5, 2019
A well-meaning but increasingly contrived melodrama that is hardly believable or meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2019
A kind romance with a stellar turn by Ellen Page
February 26, 2019
A triumphant female-led film, Mercy soars on the weight of its triptych of great performances, but isn't ballsy enough with its provocative premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 5, 2019
...My Days of Mercy clears its biggest hurdle of navigating a lesbian romance and capital punishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 27, 2017
A horror movie and a love story in its own right, My Days of Mercy is a new take on an old but pressing issue, rooted more in deeply emotions than philosophical arguments.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 8, 2019
Heady problems put the characters in My Days of Mercy through the wringer, but the clarity with which they are captured makes the difficult journey more poignant.
September 12, 2017
The movie doesn't buckle under the weight of its ambitions, and in straining to find the light it ends up engaging and compelling - even if it is overly complex.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 13, 2017
Joe Barton's script, especially the dialogue between the two lovers about capital punishment, is pointed and very smart, and he knows how to let information trickle out at the right pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 15, 2019
The effervescent chemistry between the two leads [saves] it from Sundance-y overearnestness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2017
Despite the peculiarity of mixing and issue-oriented political film with an LGBT coming-of-age story, it is ultimately a very powerful, emotional, and universal story.
September 9, 2017
Exerts a certain pull due to its unblinking evocation of bare-bones working class American life and the slow-burn relationship sensitively etched by Ellen Page and Kate Mara.
July 3, 2019
Mostly about watching Page and Mara manage dramatics, trying to make potentially one-dimensional characters into living, breathing human beings. They're successful, even when the movie isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 14, 2019
Contrived yet interesting and undeniably erotic, it's a queer story in both senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 17, 2019
Ellen Page, a decade on from her star-making turn in Juno, thrives in a demanding dramatic role as the middle one of three working-class siblings who travel to executions across the US in order to protest against judicial killing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2019
Despite having a hugely contentious issue at the heart of its plot, this film remains remarkably centred on its characters, all of whom are played with an earthy authenticity that often feels improvised.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 23, 2019
Beautifully incisive performances by Ellen Page and Kate Mara create a prism through which to examine how the death penalty impacts those far beyond death row. Hardly subtle, and yet still delicate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2019
Mixing a death-penalty melodrama and a lesbian romance isn't as awkward as it might seem, thanks mostly to two committed performances and an avoidance of heavy-handed contrivances.
September 9, 2017
Produced as a vehicle for co-starring friends Ellen Page and Kate Mara, "Mercy" serves them both well, with critical support likely to help the film find an audience despite its challenging themes.
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