Mercury Rising
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In this action-suspense thriller, orphaned nine-year-old autistic savant Simon (Miko Hughes) deciphers a government code hidden in a puzzle magazine. Calling for his prize, Simon triggers an alarm at the National Security Agency: NSA chief Nicholas Kudrow (Alec Baldwin), who says the code protects covert American operatives all over the world, sends an assassin to do away with Simon. Simon's parents are killed, but Simon survives, hiding in a secret closet crawlspace where he's later discovered by maverick FBI agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis). Simon is emotionally unpredictable,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"At one point, this was titled Mercury Falling, and that is a far more apt name for this ice cold thriller."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Bruce Willis, an autistic kid and lots of explosions. You do the math."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"Stock footage."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"There's a lot of action but the thriller part of the movie never emerges."
‑ Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers
"Below average thriller. Not much action, not much character between Willis and the boy, but Baldwin is a good villain."
‑ Fred Topel,
"The uninspired story elements suggest that, in this current moviegoing cycle at least, even easier-to-please audiences want something new and surprising."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Surprisingly watchable"
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"These people should really know better."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"It doesn't work ... at all. Call it Witless or call it Die Hardly."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
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