Mercury Rising Reviews

April 23, 2020
There's such a lack of vision behind Mercury Rising that the title could have it going in either direction and it would still end up in the same familiar place.
April 21, 2020
The actors' serious faces are out of place in this hopelessly silly action conspiracy.
April 21, 2020
Baldwin's Kudrow is a one-dimensional, humorless variation on his corporate tyrant in Glengarry Glen Ross.
April 21, 2020
Standard action fare with a false overlay of social conscience.
April 21, 2020
The real treat is seeing Big Daddy Bruce playing the papa bear part to the little lost boy.
April 21, 2020
The mercury may rise but pulses never do.
February 23, 2012
Serves up some dramatic moments but never legitimately convinces.
April 27, 2007
The always underrated Bruce Willis manages to suggest a therapeutic process at work more on his own character's anomie and alienation than on Simon's.
June 24, 2006
Such is the not very high concept which the fitfully interesting Becker has to dumb himself down to the point of ignominy to put over.
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April 12, 2002
February 14, 2001
Calling Mercury Rising a formula thriller suggests notes of complexity that aren't here.
January 1, 2000
Mercury Rising is about the most sophisticated cryptographic system known to man, and about characters considerably denser than anyone in the audience.
January 1, 2000
Willis is in a long line of cheerfully cynical Hollywood tough guys, and there's almost no one I'd rather watch race through an action movie. But in Mercury Rising, he's just running in place.
January 1, 2000
Hugely expensive, weakly formulaic.
January 1, 2000
Mercury Rising is a Bruce Willis action movie, which means that most of us know what it will be like going in, and the only question is whether it's a good one or a lousy one. Answer: This is a good one.
January 1, 2000
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April 3, 1998
You can just about feel the imbecility rising.