The Mercy (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mercy (2017)




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.


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 (52) | 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…
Top Critic

Uninspired biopic sheds little light on unfathomable maritime mystery.

February 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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

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

[The Mercy] is capable of convoking, like this one, the scope of strangeness, the value of the impossible and a striking sense of candor. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

In particular, Firth stands out enveloped in that aura of sad and nineteenth-century romanticism that has trailed him since he was Mr. Darcy in the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. [Full review in Spanish]

September 4, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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