My Days of Mercy Reviews

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July 5, 2019
A well-meaning but increasingly contrived melodrama that is hardly believable or meaningful.
September 12, 2017
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.
September 9, 2017
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.
September 9, 2017
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.
July 11, 2019
A kind romance with a stellar turn by Ellen Page
July 9, 2019
Heady problems put the characters in My Days of Mercy through the wringer, but the clarity with which they are captured makes the difficult journey more poignant.
July 5, 2019
Mixing a death-penalty melodrama and a lesbian romance isn't as awkward as it might seem, thanks mostly to two committed performances and an avoidance of heavy-handed contrivances.
July 5, 2019
...My Days of Mercy clears its biggest hurdle of navigating a lesbian romance and capital punishment.
July 4, 2019
Mostly about watching Page and Mara manage dramatics, trying to make potentially one-dimensional characters into living, breathing human beings. They're successful, even when the movie isn't.
May 23, 2019
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.
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