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A film of two halves; The Mercy succeeds admirably in it’s set-up. With Donald Crowhurst we have the ‘plucky outsider’; a ‘David’ facing down Goliaths with nothing but a rock and a sling. He speaks in homilies and truisms, dismissing his wife’s gentle concerns about his sailing experience with a wry smile and an almost unshakeable belief that he will succeed.
It is no surprise to learn that Three Billboards has been nominated for 7 Oscars. The film drags you into the characters lives pulling you through twists and turns with great finesse and admirable direction...