Rent The Mercy (2018)

3.1 of 5 from 324 ratings
1h 38min
Rent The Mercy (aka Deep Water) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Academy Award winner Colin Firth portrays the incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who competed in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in the hope of becoming the first person in history to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe without stopping. With an unfinished boat and his business and house on the line, Donald leaves his wife, Clare (Rachel Weisz) and their children behind, hesitantly embarking on an adventure on his boat the Teignmouth Electron.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Graham Broadbent, Scott Z. Burns, Peter Czernin, Nicolas Mauvernay, Jacques Perrin
Writers:
Scott Z. Burns
Aka:
Deep Water
Studio:
StudioCanal
Genres:
British Films, Action & Adventure, Drama
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/06/2018
Run Time:
98 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Roundtable with Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Danny Leigh
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Donald Featurette
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/06/2018
Run Time:
102 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Bonus:
  • Roundtable with Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Danny Leigh
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • Donald Featurette

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Reviews (2) of The Mercy

Brilliant study of one man's obsession and descent into madness - The Mercy review by PV

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This is the sort of movie we are unlikely to see much more of, in these anti-male metoo days, where white men are the enemy and movies must have ethnic and female leads to get made. This is such a shame - but now Holloywood is racist and sexist against white men - as indeed is the BBC and UK TV drama. Shame.

Because this is just brilliant - with a performance by Colin Firth worthy of an Oscar.

This man's journey and descent into madness is played pitch-perfect and it is all too believable.

Many thanks to the casting director for NOYT ticking the diversity boxes and using black actors in Devon in the late 1960s! A shame other drama and movies (yes looking at YOU Endeavour, Midsomer Murders, all BBC drama set in the 20th C) cannot do the same. Watch DARNEST HOUR for the absurdity of token blacks at parliament in 1940!

5 stars. No faults at all. Just BRILLIANT. And I don't even like sailing!

1 out of 7 members found this review helpful.

Did exactly what it said on the pack - The Mercy review by JK

Spoiler Alert

No pretensions just a straightforward film about a man whose choices diminished as the waves grew bigger

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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