Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière) (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière)2019

Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière) (2019)



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Christmas night in Roubaix. Police chief Daoud roams the city. Burn out cars, violent altercations... In the face of poverty, deception and distress, Daoud knows who is lying and who is telling the truth. Fresh out of the police academy, Louis has recently joined Daoud's crew. Young, awkward and easily misled, he constantly misunderstands those he encounters. Daoud and Louis are confronted with the murder of an old woman. The old woman's neighbors -- two young women, Claude and Marie -- are arrested. They are addicts, alcoholic, lovers... they terrify Louis. But Daoud never judges them. He speaks, he listens to them. With words, rising beyond the horror of their crime Daoud will find a way to give two murderers back their humanity.


Critic Reviews for Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière)

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (8)

Arnaud Desplechin evinces a glancing touch with showing how social tension and need inform law and crime.

September 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Oh Mercy is clearly the film where writer/director Arnaud Desplechin explicitly comes to terms with the world, and he does so in a very personal way.

June 5, 2019 | Full Review…

It isn't too long into its running time that Oh Mercy!, in its generally abiding faith in the effectiveness and general well-meaning of police work, comes off as undiscerning in its pro-cop stance.

May 25, 2019 | Full Review…

You have to go back to basically the start of the French filmmaker's career to find him working in such a stylistically restrained register.

May 24, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

This frigid misfire is most readily comparable to Hirokazu Kore-eda's "The Third Murder," another flat genre flirtation from an otherwise reliable master.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

A movie I couldn't make friends with.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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