Brilliant study of one man's obsession and descent into madness
- The Mercy review by PV
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!
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Watchable for a quiet night in
- The Mercy review by BE
A reasonably enjoyable movie well acted by Colin Firth as the lead player. The scenes involving wife and children looked a bit staged, with them and the rest of the cast not looking comfortable in this 1968 - 69 setting. I was not aware of this true story so was a bit surprised at what I thought was going to be a predictable ending.
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