Mercy Road is a 2023 thriller co-written and directed by John Curran (Chappaquiddick, Eden, Bloom, Tracks, Stone, and The Painted Veil). It was co-written by Jesse Heffring (Being Rachel, The Forgotten Ones, Sigma, and Coil) and Christopher Lee Pelletier. After committing an impulsive, vicious crime while searching for his missing daughter, a frantic father (played by: Luke Bracey from Point Break, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Elvis, American Dream, Hacksaw Ridge, The November Man, and Lucky Day) goes on the run from law enforcement and soon begins receiving chilling calls from an unknown entity claiming to know her whereabouts. As he faithfully follows the caller’s increasingly unhinged instructions, he is driven perilously close to the edge of sanity while discovering exactly how far he is willing to go to save his child!!!!
Mercy Road is a nice little independent thriller from director John Curran. This one has a very simple concept and execution that mainly deals with one main character. Luke Bracey has always been a solid actor, they were really trying to push him here in America a few years ago but none of his films performed as good as they hoped so he’s mainly a supporting or character actor these days so it’s cool to see him as the lead here. He really carries Mercy Road with his turn here. Toby Jones is great in this, he elevated the feature and Bracey with his presence here. Like I said before, this is basically a one person movie but it does have a very small cast and everyone is solid in Mercy Road. It kinda has a Hitchcock meets Lynch vibe to it. It’s unique, I can see it not being for everyone but if you get it then you’ll really enjoy it. RECOMMENDED!!!!
Let’s discuss the high definition presentation from Well Go USA! This 1080p (1.78:1) transfer looks very slick and stylish. It’s a very simple set up and shoot but it works for this. It has a few different audio options which includes English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, and Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 on the disc. All of the dialogue is very clean, the suspense is elevated, and the music has a nice boost to it. It also has English and Spanish subtitles. Unfortunately, there’s no extras on this home video release except for “Trailers”. It comes with a slipcover. It’s available everywhere right now, CHECK IT OUT!!!!