Mercury Rising
Mercury Rising (1998)

In this action suspense thriller, nine-year-old autistic savant Simon deciphers a government code and calls in for his prize. Worried about national security, NSA officials send an assassin to kill him. His parents are killed but he is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 3, 1998
DVD Release Date: January 2, 2002
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina

At one point, this was titled Mercury Falling, and that is a far more apt name for this ice cold thriller.

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Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News

Bruce Willis, an autistic kid and lots of explosions. You do the math.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

It doesn't work ... at all. Call it Witless or call it Die Hardly.

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Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers

There's a lot of action but the thriller part of the movie never emerges.

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Fred Topel

Below average thriller. Not much action, not much character between Willis and the boy, but Baldwin is a good villain.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

The uninspired story elements suggest that, in this current moviegoing cycle at least, even easier-to-please audiences want something new and surprising.

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Surprisingly watchable

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

These people should really know better.

David N. Butterworth

Stock footage.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This is a rather formulaic, and predictable thriller, which is a real shame since the premise had a lot of potential. Bruce Willis stars as an outcast FBI… More
Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride, Miko Hughes, Kim Dickens DIRECTED BY: Harold Becker Bruce Willis is an outcast FBI agent who is assigned to… More
Kevin M. Williams
Nobody's trying hard at all in this by-the-numbers Willis vehicle that has him up against a government conspiracy --- ho-hum. To demonstrate evolution:… More
Jason Owens
I can't believe that "Mercury Rising" isn't more popular of a movie. A 9 year old autistic boy cracks the national security code that… More
erika bruhns
did not have a good plot. really bad acting.
Red Lats
Typical movie for Bruce Willis. Bruce plays an FBI agent who goes with his gut feeling too often, whereas he is supposed to go with the facts. What is hard to… More

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