The Mercy

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

True-life sailing misadventure is mild in every way.

NR 2018 112 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

Thought-provoking story for older teens and up

This was quite an interesting story based on real-life events. While it is mild in many ways, the film is subtly powerful in conveying the disastrous consequences of what is essentially a foolish mistake. Although there is no real violence in it, the psychological unravelling of the main character's mind is quite disturbing as we watch him grapple with the choices he has made. It is a thought-provoking, slow moving story which won't appeal to the average teenager unless they are used to watching serious films. But it is a useful springboard for discussing wisdom, personal responsibility and the need to face up to - rather than run away from - mistakes that we make in life.

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