Biographical drama “The Mercy” fell flat with audiences but was beloved by critics
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74% critics rating; 30% audience rating.
Synopsis: The true story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst’s troubled attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race by sailing around the world alone.
What critics said: “Here’s a man-vs.-nature sailing story with a significant difference. Rather than a rousing testament to the human spirit, James Marsh’s ‘The Mercy’ examines a failure to triumph, the kind of tragedy that rarely gets blown up into a movie.” – L.A. Weekly.