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The Mercy sails on Colin Firth's layered central performance, which adds necessary depth and nuance that the story sometimes lacks. Read critic reviews

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Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst creates an outrageous account of his disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race.

Cast & Crew

Rachel Weisz
Clare Crowhurst
Colin Firth
Donald Crowhurst
David Thewlis
Rodney Hallworth
Finn Elliot
James
Genevieve Gaunt
Miss Teignmouth
Sebastian Armesto
Nelson Messina
Ken Stott
Mr. Best
Simon Chandler
Sidney Rawle
Kit Connor
James Crowhurst
Sam Hoare
Mr. Hughes
Oliver Maltman
Dennis Herbstein
Dan MacRae
Executive Producer
Diarmuid McKeown
Executive Producer
Jonny Persey
Executive Producer
Scott Z. Burns
Screenwriter
Eric Gautier
Cinematographer
Jinx Godfrey
Film Editor
Joan Sobel
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All Critics (82) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (21)

  • It all seems doomed from the start-and never in the same throat-gripping class with such fateful horrors-at-sea epics as Adrift or Robert Redford's All is Lost.

    November 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The film has been made with plenty of sincerity and no small amount of effort, but with no idea of what it wants to say.

    November 30, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • An engrossing character study of an ordinary man whose extraordinary ambition proves his undoing.

    November 29, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Firth and his director find something quietly touching, even soulful, in the character's wretchedness.

    November 29, 2018 | Full Review…
  • I walked away from this picture both moved and confused.

    November 26, 2018 | Full Review…
  • His story is a compelling one, but the film that tells the story doesn't do it full justice. It will be interesting to see if a rival film, Crowhurst, which was made on a much smaller budget, is more successful in this respect.

    March 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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