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The Mercy Reviews

Top Critic
November 30, 2018
It all seems doomed from the start-and never in the same throat-gripping class with such fateful horrors-at-sea epics as Adrift or Robert Redford's All is Lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 30, 2018
The film has been made with plenty of sincerity and no small amount of effort, but with no idea of what it wants to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 29, 2018
An engrossing character study of an ordinary man whose extraordinary ambition proves his undoing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 29, 2018
Firth and his director find something quietly touching, even soulful, in the character's wretchedness.
November 26, 2018
I walked away from this picture both moved and confused.
February 12, 2018
It's no heroic tale; 'The Mercy' is thoughtful, uncomfortable viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2018
Firth laps up the ambiguity, expertly conveying the mess - the brilliant mess - inside Crowhurst's head.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2018
Colin Firth is interesting casting as Crowhurst: he is very good at suggesting the man's decency and likability as well as his perfectly genuine courage and ingenuity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 8, 2018
How they got the Donald Crowhurst story wrong is its own minor tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2018
This is a deep, intelligent portrait of a man with quixotic ideas of making his name, and a man whose soul frayed at sea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2018
The film is as much about Britishness, class and codes of honour as it is about sailing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2018
Meltdown measured by the cubic millimetre: that's what Firth gives and it's perfect. This is a sea voyage in which we truly navigate by a star.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
February 6, 2018
"The Mercy" tells its story - once headline material, now poignantly little-remembered - about as well as it can be told.
February 5, 2018
A noble attempt to fictionalise an impossible story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 4, 2018
Uninspired biopic sheds little light on unfathomable maritime mystery.