My Days of Mercy (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

My Days of Mercy (2017)



Critic Consensus: Though My Days of Mercy's knotty romance drifts into melodrama, it's grounded by Elliot Page and Kate Mara's exceptional chemistry.

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Two sisters, Lucy and Martha, regularly protest capital punishment at state executions. Lucy (Ellen Page) meets Mercy (Kate Mara) attending that day's execution in support of lethal injection. Despite their moral differences, they feel an obvious connection to one another. Directed by Tali Shalom-Ezer.

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Critic Reviews for My Days of Mercy

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (7)

A well-meaning but increasingly contrived melodrama that is hardly believable or meaningful.

July 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The effervescent chemistry between the two leads [saves] it from Sundance-y overearnestness.

May 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Contrived yet interesting and undeniably erotic, it's a queer story in both senses.

May 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Despite the peculiarity of mixing and issue-oriented political film with an LGBT coming-of-age story, it is ultimately a very powerful, emotional, and universal story.

September 27, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie doesn't buckle under the weight of its ambitions, and in straining to find the light it ends up engaging and compelling - even if it is overly complex.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Produced as a vehicle for co-starring friends Ellen Page and Kate Mara, "Mercy" serves them both well, with critical support likely to help the film find an audience despite its challenging themes.

September 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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