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Mercy Reviews

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½ February 18, 2013
This, really, doesn't have any redeeming qualities.
Super Reviewer
½ September 10, 2012
Where it loses points is in the rather cheesy fate that befalls one of heroes in the end - most people would see it coming all the way, and in retrospect, I did, too, I just kind of forgot about it.

Where it gains points is in the incredibly human and believable story it tells: it's a tautly-written and well-paced story of ill-fated love that sweeps you up and holds you tightly in its grasp.

In all, it's Scott Caan's best crack at a contemporary Clint Eastwood film, and it tells a well-acted little story about a volatile writer and the fragility of all that we love in life. It didn't quite dig deeply enough into the central couple's conflicting vocations - author and book reviewer - but as a study of its central character, I really enjoyed it.
September 4, 2012
i loved it. Mellow in the beginning but it develops well.
½ August 7, 2012
I thought this was solid. I started to catch on to the 'twist', which isn't a 'twist' per se. Good performances all around.
August 4, 2012
Beautifully shot and poignantly written....loved it!
July 20, 2012
Absolutely a puzzle, but a wonderful and tragic love story. Scott Caan does a fantastic job as the scarred playboy, who falls in love with with the woman who turns him down. Normally I do not enjoy choppy stories that bounce back and forth, but this one is a keeper!! I think John (Scott Caan) does a great job as the emotionally scarred writer who does not trust women, and he learns this so well while being raised by a single father who is bitter over his wife leaving, never to return. As the story pieces together bit by bit, the puzzle comes together to reveal a tragic story about a man opening up to love, loving, and losing. I give it four stars, only one deduct for the choppiness. Please watch and enjoy!
July 16, 2012
In "Mercy" Scott Caan has written a romance with a twist. This film is not so much about the story of Johnny (Caan) and Mercy (Wendy Glenn) as it is about a person's capacity to love. The subject of this love story is love itself. And though at first glance the film might seem a tragedy, its ending offers the hope of second chances, as Johnny chooses to remain open to the possibility of loving again rather than giving in to bitterness and remaining alone. "Mercy" is an interesting character study of those who have loved and lost and those who have never loved at all. Well written and well acted. Don't miss out on this little gem.
July 9, 2012
Love this film. Beautifully shot and a great story of love and loss
July 8, 2012
This was amazing! The writing was great and the ending was an amazing surprise.
½ June 26, 2012
This was a good movie. It definately pulled on my heart strings!
February 25, 2012
It looks SO NOT REAL and is so incredible, when a vain guy like Scott Caan tries to render emotion. Hilarious! if it hadn't been that frustrating to watch. The outcome is a shallow, bloodless C-movie ...nothing but a catwalk of pseudo-attractive vanity of a certain clique. The lack of soul hurts.
½ February 5, 2012
cool dialog and directing, plot fails
February 3, 2012
Mercy (2009) good movies
½ January 7, 2012
To justify my high ratings I have to say upfront that am a very emotional viewer and sometimes I am just taken away although there is no objective reason whatsoever. This might be one of those. I found Scott Caan absolutely credible. I haven't seen any of his other works bit he fitted well here. James Caan is great as is the lead actress (whose name I can't seem to remember). When John suffered, I could feel his pain.
½ December 30, 2011
Scott Caan just seems like a douchebag. Or his characters always are, anyway. So he writes a romantic drama about a novelist trying to find and write about real love? This I gotta see. Turns out, Caan wrote himself as yet another douchebag character, but it's a little deeper than that. He earned some respect as a writer and actor, writing a story about a broken heart and playing the character who has to suffer that fate.

John is a womanizing author who writes about love. At the party for his third book, he meets a woman he cannot resist, and who happens to be the one harsh critic of said third book. A relationship ensues, and the lovely Wendy Glenn is convincing in her role as a smart, alluring woman. John agrees, changing his ways because of his newfound love. The story is not told chronologically, allowing a little mystery to further the story.

I was pretty impressed and was suprised to see so many people didn't like the movie. I thought there were several good scenes that really depicted emotion and love. Other shots were just great...traveling down a coastal highway together in a classic Benz convertible? Almost cliche, but appealing nonetheless. Caan channels bits of his prior douchebag characters, and even a little of his father's gangster characters. James also makes an appearance as John's father. In the end, I actually like Caan's character some, or at least understood him. The friend was also pretty cool and has a great voice. Let the haters hate, but I enjoyed it.
October 2, 2011
Romantic dramas aren't really my bag but Scott Caan gives a good performance as the womanising author who finds love with his harshest critic.
Super Reviewer
½ September 28, 2011
In "Mercy," Johnny(Scott Caan, who also wrote and produced) wakes up alone in his bed after another wild night of frenzied sex, only to listen to his friend Erik(John Byrd) complaining about the sad state of his love life. That night at the book party for his latest novel, Chris(Alexie Gilmore) bets him that he cannot seduce a cute waitress(Whitney Able). To be honest, he might have been able to, if he had not been distracted by Mercy(Wendy Glenn). As later informed by his agent Jake(Dylan McDermott), his book would have been unanimously praised if not for the review written by Mercy who had no mercy.

"Mercy" is a frustrating near miss of a movie and Scott Caan deserves the praise and blame for that. He is a very good actor who makes the new and not necessarily improved "Hawaii Five-O"(where he also plays a character who has a thing for tall English women) much better than it has a right to be and is excellent in "Mercy."(As long as I am in this part of the critical woods, I also recommend "Dallas 362.") But as a writer, he does not fare as well. The story flows smoothly until it reaches a point where it does not know what else to do except get unnecessarily tricky and play the largest cliche in the deck, dragging it out in excruciating fashion. It is a shame because there are some interesting thoughts here on the differences between a public persona and the private person, with the perils of judging harshly. I'll excuse the fact that the lead character is a writer since he uses a manual typewriter but remember critics are people and writers, too.
½ June 29, 2011
buena peli, sobre el amor perdido.
March 8, 2011
"Is there something that Scott Caan cannot do? LOVE HIM!"
Super Reviewer
½ February 5, 2011
Scott Caan does a good enough job writing, producing, and acting in this emotional drama. The film loses steam progressively throughout the first three-fourths of the film, but the shocking end is completely worth the exposition. Didn't quite live up to expectations, but still a nicely done piece.
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