Mercury Rising


Another standard actioner from Willis. This time, he is a renegade FBI agent, who takes it upon himself to protect an autistic genius kid who just happened to crack a new 'uncrackable' government code. The government does not take this lightly, and hire a hitman to kill the kid and his parents. Naturally our Bruce saves the day.

108 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language) .
Action, Drama, Thriller

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Credits

Cast
Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Chi McBride, Kim Dickens
Director
Harold Becker
ScreenplayLawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, from the novel 'Simple Simon' by Ryne Douglas Pearson
MusicJohn Barry, Carter Burwell
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in1998
Produced byUniversal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment (UIP)

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
5
The Cape Times
Fernel Abrahams
10
The Star
Peter Feldman
10
Die Burger
Gabirël Botma
5
Sunday Times
William Pretorius
5
Rapport
Barrie Hough
12
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
8
eye Weekly
Alex Patterson
5
Box Office
Lisa Osborne
5
Rough Cut
Andy Jones
10
Film Review
Jason Caro
1

What the People say

Internet
577 Netizens
12

Average .. 37%

7

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Laetitia Loubser 12
Nick Soper 12

Average .. 60%

12

Visitor Comments

Laetitia Loubser: I really enjoyed this movie. I think Bruce did a good job!!!

Nick Soper: I'd heard so many bad reviews from friends who had already seen Mercury Rising, but that didn't stop me from buying my ticket. After all, I AM a huge Bruce Willis fan... However, I have to admit, I was dissappointed with the movie... Both Bruce Willis and his little co-star Miko Hughes did a fine job, but the slow-moving plot just didn't work for me. I was also put off by Alex Baldwin's PC-in-a-briefcase... On the one side were a whole lot of flashing LEDs, obviously serving no purpose whatsoever. Whereas that may have worked in the 70s, I have come to expect more from a movie targeted at the computer-concious audience of the 90s.






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