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 (48) | 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…

The Mercy rides safe waters... [Full Review in Spanish]

June 12, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

There is no emotion in seeing Colin Firth aboard a fake ship in a fake ocean, or in the zenith shots of toy boats floating in pools. [Full review in Spanish]

June 7, 2018 | Full Review…

While The Mercy highlights the manipulative power of "alternative facts", Firth ensures we hold nothing but pity and compassion for this flawed, unhinged mariner.

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

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