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The Mercy (2017)

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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 (31) | Top Critics (3)

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

February 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…
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Uninspired biopic sheds little light on unfathomable maritime mystery.

February 4, 2018 | Full Review…

A disjointed film that feels as if it decided to changed tack somewhere along the way.

February 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With her performance, [Rachel] Weisz shows to Clare to be much more than the doting wife: she's inventive, resourceful, and, unlike her husband, acutely aware of the reality of the situation.

February 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It defies comprehension that a director as accomplished as James Marsh... was involved in this woefully misconceived (and suspiciously long-delayed) period drama.

February 12, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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