Mercy

Mercy

43%

Opening

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Jul 11
100% Boyhood Jul 11
15% Rage Jul 11
21% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

Top Box Office

17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $37.1M
23% Tammy $21.6M
85% 22 Jump Street $9.8M
30% Deliver Us from Evil $9.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
48% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
54% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

Coming Soon

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
—— Sex Tape Jul 18
36% Wish I Was Here Jul 18
—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25

Premieres Tonight

—— The Almighty Johnsons: Season 1
—— Hemlock Grove: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

61% Crossbones: Season 1
82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
—— The Legend of Korra: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

25% Black Box: Season 1
100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
94% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
84% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
44% Working the Engels: Season 1

Mercy Reviews

Page 1 of 1
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

I have a problem with movies about men who women cannot resist.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 22, 2010
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Caan's decision to cast real-life pals such as Jane Fonda's son Garity, McDermott and John Boyd (as a blabbering lovesick friend)--not to mention his father--makes sense, but the decision to leave out the heart of his narrative doesn't.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

April 30, 2010
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Mercy looks like an Urban Outfitters catalog and plays like A Very Special Episode of Entourage, only sporadically convincing that it's taking such form to mobilize a critique of the same.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 27, 2010
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Don't let Mercy's title fool you, as there's no clemency here, from cliché or pretentiousness.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

April 27, 2010
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

April 30, 2010
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Scott Caan, of all people, playing a writer of romantic novels?

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 30, 2010
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
Top Critic IconTop Critic

With Glenn offscreen for huge sections of the film, Mercy devolves into yet another navel-gazing drama about a glib cad redeemed by the love of a good woman.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

April 29, 2010
David Fear
Time Out New York
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Caan can't seem to play up his strengths. He's a raw talent who needs an editor for his scripts and a strong hand behind the camera guiding him. Mercy gives our guy neither.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

April 28, 2010
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

A sentimental sitdram about whether or not a long-distance liaison between an artist and his worst critic has a fighting chance of blossoming into love.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2010
Mark Peikert
New York Press

There's a frayed romanticism to Caan's script that belies his swaggering air of machismo; this is a man who understands the price of love, even if Johnny can't, or more probably, won't.

Full Review Source: New York Press

May 5, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Scott Caan delivers a complex portrait of a womanizing bully with a cream-puff heart.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

April 30, 2010
Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Mercy is a romantic drama with some good qualities -- among them earnestness and strong performances -- but not enough to completely overcome the strain of its clichés.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 6, 2010
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Frustratingly uneven...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 4, 2010
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Caan's touchingly clueless longing makes Mercy stand out as an adult romantic drama that earns its hankies

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

April 27, 2010
Brian Lowry
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic
February 23, 2012
Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic IconTop Critic
February 17, 2012

Screen International
February 18, 2012
Page 1 of 1
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile