The Mercy (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.


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 (45) | 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…

Where The Mercy succeeds is in the exploration of Crowhurst and his warped mindset.

April 11, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

This is apointless adventure, as well as the same film focused on this pathetic adventure. (Complete review in Spanish, in the Mexican newspaper Reforma)

April 10, 2018 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

An intriguing story whose execution, unfortunately, sank for not daring to explore its psychological aspects in more depth. [Full Review in Spanish]

April 10, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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