The Mercy (2017)

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

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The true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his attempt to win the first Golden Globe singled-handed round the world yacht race in 1968.

Cast

Colin Firth
as Donald Crowhurst
Rachel Weisz
as Clare Crowhurst
David Thewlis
as Rodney Hallworth
Genevieve Gaunt
as Miss Teignmouth
Sebastian Armesto
as Nelson Messina
Tim Downie
as Style Editor
Dilyana Bouklieva
as Waterski Publicist
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Critic Reviews for The Mercy

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (3)

It's no heroic tale; 'The Mercy' is thoughtful, uncomfortable viewing.

Feb 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

"The Mercy" tells its story - once headline material, now poignantly little-remembered - about as well as it can be told.

Feb 6, 2018 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Uninspired biopic sheds little light on unfathomable maritime mystery.

Feb 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Subtle acting, a growing sense of tragedy with a hint of magnificence about it.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

it plays it safe and circumvents much of the controversy by focusing on the human story.

Oct 31, 2018 | Full Review…

There's a sincerity to Marsh's biographical retelling that's commendable, and a thematic ambiguity that's intriguing.

Sep 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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