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Mercy Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 22, 2010
I have a problem with movies about men who women cannot resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine
April 30, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
April 27, 2010
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.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 27, 2010
Don't let Mercy's title fool you, as there's no clemency here, from cliché or pretentiousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 30, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
April 30, 2010
Scott Caan, of all people, playing a writer of romantic novels?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
April 29, 2010
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 | Original Score: C
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David Fear
Time Out
April 28, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
April 29, 2010
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Peikert
New York Press
May 5, 2010
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.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 30, 2010
Scott Caan delivers a complex portrait of a womanizing bully with a cream-puff heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times
May 6, 2010
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 4, 2010
Frustratingly uneven...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
April 27, 2010
Caan's touchingly clueless longing makes Mercy stand out as an adult romantic drama that earns its hankies
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Brian Lowry
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Deborah Young
Hollywood Reporter
February 17, 2012

Screen International
February 18, 2012
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