Mercury Rising Reviews
Bruce Willis stars as an outcast FBI agent whose chance at redemption comes in the form of protecting a 9 year-old autistic boy who managed to crack a high level government code hidden in a puzzle book. The code got cracked, and due to the secrets involved with it, the cracker has to apparently be silenced, and that's where the film fails to live up to some of its potential. The target is a young autistic kid, and I can't really remember anyone challenging the moral question of eliminating the kid given the circumstances. The film sorta toys with the idea of who is more of a villain, but mostly it just relies on being a typical cat and mouse chase thriller.
Willis tries his best with the material, but doesn't do anything remarkable. The same can be said for most of the cast, save for Miko Hughes as the autistic kid, who actually does show some chops with having to play a difficult part with some amount of sensitivity and nuance.
See this if you want, but don't expect much since, despite the premise, it's a rather forgettable piece of work.
DIRECTED BY: Harold Becker
Bruce Willis is an outcast FBI agent who is assigned to protect a 9 year old autistic boy who is the target for assassins after cracking a top secret government code
Decent thriller. Bruce Willis doing what he does best, playing a cop. The theory of the movie was interesting, but it got a bit boring in some places. Thought Miko Hughes was great for being so young to play such a difficult character. Acting was good by all. The little tender moment at the end was a tear jerker. Worth the rental.
There might be some minor gaps in the storyline of "Mercury Rising," but nothing that does anything to hurt the movie in my opinion. This movie shows how great of an actor Bruce Willis really is and the boy does a great job too. The effects are also well done and the movie has good suspense.
If you like good suspense movies, I recommend getting "Mercury Rising." NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Bruce Willis, nearly all his movies are good stuff!
What is hard to believe in this movie is that the bad guy is another branch of the government. One has to hope that the NSA doesn't normally go around shooting citizens for no good reason. Miko Hughes plays a convincing 9-year-old autistic boy.