MERCY ROAD (Melbourne IFF 2023) – Review by Nadine Whitney

Writer/director John Curran’s Australian psychological thriller Mercy Road could be euphemistically be described as being too clever for its own good but that presumes the film is in any manner as clever as it is attempting to be. It’s filled with twists, turns, unanswered questions, dark mysteries… all elements that would add up to creating some audience engagement in a better film, but Curran’s work in almost every aspect of the film is sloppy and ill considered.

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