The Mercy

The Mercy
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 41min
  • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Cast: Rachel Weisz, Colin Firth, David Thewlis
  • UK release: 9 February 2018

The true story of Donald Crowhurst (Firth), a weekend sailor who persuaded an investor to build him a yacht so that he could enter a round-the-world yacht race, with disastrous consequences. Firth does brave and moving work as Crowhurst falls apart under the stress, but the conclusion is unconvincing.

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Scott Cinema Bridgwater (0.0 miles)

Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3PH
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Wed 31 Oct


Scott Cinema Bristol (0.0 miles)

51 Northumbria Drive, Westbury Park, Bristol, BS9 4HN
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Tue 6 Nov


Scott Cinema East Grinstead (0.0 miles)

Atrium Building, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3DJ
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Wed 14 Nov


Scott Cinema Sidmouth (0.0 miles)

Radway Place, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8TL
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Tue 23 Oct


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The Mercy

5 Feb 20183 stars

Colin Firth does brave, moving work as sailor Donald Crowhurst in a somewhat successful biopic

Colin Firth is showstopping in the story of Donald Crowhurst's infamous 1968 attempt to sail solo around the world. Driven by the substantial prize money and fame attached to the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and inspired by Sir Francis Chichester's…

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