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      Mercury Plains

      R 2015 1h 42m Action Adventure List
      Reviews 12% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Mitch, a troubled American, joins a Mexican paramilitary group pledged to stand against the drug cartels. He proves to be a remarkable asset to The Captain, a man who may have ulterior motives. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Audience Member Kind of entertaining but never really draws out the characters very well. Randomness in the plot really takes from the storyline, in individual characters and overall story. One plus - since it's in Mexico it has the feel of the Wild West that westerns used to be based on. Cool idea but could have been directed better. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review dave j Witten and directed by Charles Burmeister starring Scott Eastwood who's seeking for some employment. And after taking his dad's truck down to Mexico and after a scuffle, he is then gets approached by a man who calls himself the Captain ( Nick Chinlund) who offers him some financial help by being a part of his militia group. No plot movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member As a vigilante movie it's offbeat but watchable, its main fault though is it never feels plausible. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Slow burner of a movie but worth it. Good performance from Scott Eastwood. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Not very good. transitions were terrible. plot? not was barely present. couldn't sit through more than 30 minutes of it. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Every descendant of a famous person struggles with the same problems. They all have to prove themselves real hard, so they aren't referred to as "son of" or "daughter of". The prejudices that everything is served on a silver platter for them and thanks to their famous father and mother the path to success is without obstacles, is difficult to avoid. I guess Scott Eastwood (indeed "son of") knows what I mean. If you take a look at his his filmography, Scott has been really active. Although most films sound unfamiliar to me (except "Diablo" which, however, I gave up watching after 10 minutes due to the old-fashioned look and the fact that I'm not really a western fan), he also succeeded in getting a part in "Suicide squad". A movie I'm eagerly looking forward to. Time to see whether Scott can shake off the image of his über cool father. "Mercury Plains" should have gotten the alternative title "Goonies meet Sicario". Because in essence this is just a film about a gang of scouts members (looks like it in a way) who are led by an (allegedly) charismatic, articulate leader to fight against drug gangs in Mexico. After witnessing some amateurish-looking skirmishes with local drug dealers and a raid by the police, the story evolves into a kind of survival trip in the desert. A bit like "Beyond the reach". It's situated at the Mexican border near notorious Mexican cities such as El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Scott Eastwood plays the unemployed, American teenager Mitch. He's convinced by a friend to cross the border of Mexico. Thanks to his friend, Scott gets in trouble and is approached by Jesse (Justin Park) who tells him about The Captain (Nick Chinlund). I tried to be unbiased and gave Scott a chance to prove himself. But I couldn't resist to compare him with his father. And the similarities are creepy anyway. It was as if I was looking at the young Clint again. The same facial structure and profile. The same calm and controlled expression. Also a man without many words and thoughtfully taking every possible option into consideration. Even the intonation of his voice and the controlled manner of answers are similar. Without any doubt Scott's future looks bright. As long as the future films he's going to play in, are from a higher level. Because in general you can say that this was an abominable bad movie, full of improbabilities and ridiculous situations. Scott's acting was by far the best that you could admire in this movie. That's not so hard since the rest of the cast just made a mess out of it. Maybe the age caused it. But sadly enough Chinlund wasn't too convincing either. And Angela Sarafyan looked desirable, but her part was meaningless and pathetic. Furthermore, I was wondering the whole movie if Mitch's step father actually wasn't worrying about his missing SUV. Most laughable fragment was a confrontation with a known drug dealer. As told by The Captain he seemed to be guarded heavily. But I never saw a dangerous drug dealer being overpowered this easy. The guerrilla operations carried out by this group of young people against seasoned drug cartels, resembled those of old B-movies. The denouement in the sweltering desert looked considerably better, but by that time I already fought against the urge to stop watching. Hopefully Scott Eastwood goes his own way and will be offered a part in a decent film. Like the old Eastwood once said: "Improvise, Adapt and Overcome". More reviews here : http://bit.ly/1KIdQMT Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Mitch, a troubled American, joins a Mexican paramilitary group pledged to stand against the drug cartels. He proves to be a remarkable asset to The Captain, a man who may have ulterior motives.
      Director
      Charles Burmeister
      Producer
      Houston Hill, Eric Watson
      Screenwriter
      Charles Burmeister
      Production Co
      Republic of EPIC, Number 5 Films
      Rating
      R (Violence|Language Including Sexual Refe|Brief Drug Use)
      Genre
      Action, Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 5, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 42m
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