My Days of Mercy

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Two sisters, Lucy and Martha, regularly protest capital punishment at state executions. Lucy (Ellen Page) meets Mercy (Kate Mara) attending that day's execution in support of lethal injection. Despite their moral differences, they feel an obvious connection to one another. Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer.


Critic Reviews for My Days of Mercy

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

  • The effervescent chemistry between the two leads [saves] it from Sundance-y overearnestness.

    May 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Phil Hoad

    Top Critic
  • The movie doesn't buckle under the weight of its ambitions, and in straining to find the light it ends up engaging and compelling - even if it is overly complex.

    Sep 12, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

    Jude Dry

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  • Produced as a vehicle for co-starring friends Ellen Page and Kate Mara, "Mercy" serves them both well, with critical support likely to help the film find an audience despite its challenging themes.

    Sep 9, 2017 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Top Critic
  • Exerts a certain pull due to its unblinking evocation of bare-bones working class American life and the slow-burn relationship sensitively etched by Ellen Page and Kate Mara.

    Sep 9, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Beautifully incisive performances by Ellen Page and Kate Mara create a prism through which to examine how the death penalty impacts those far beyond death row. Hardly subtle, and yet still delicate.

    May 23, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Ellen Page, a decade on from her star-making turn in Juno, thrives in a demanding dramatic role as the middle one of three working-class siblings who travel to executions across the US in order to protest against judicial killing.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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