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  • Summary: The story of estranged twin brothers, John (White), a con man, and Jeremiah (White), a preacher, who are forced to switch lives. Out of a simple switch emerges repressed feelings of guilt and hate that leaves their lives and the people they love changed forever. (Signal Hill Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. 50
    Director/co-writer/co-producer Jon Gunn's Christian agenda is evident without being intolerably sanctimonious, and he's a competent filmmaker who shows sign of having a little style.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    40
    No mere crime drama, but rather the latest in the recent resurgence of independently financed, spiritually themed pics that seek to couch religious dogma within the shells of B-grade genre entertainment.
  3. The filmmakers cannot sustain enough momentum to keep their film from seeming contrived and preachy.
  4. Reviewed by: Marrit Ingman
    30
    Like "Reservoir Dogs" by way of Ned Flanders, Mercy Streets is as earnest as Vacation Bible School and somewhat more cinematic.
  5. Writer-director Jon Gunn and co-writer John W. Mann can't fashion a meaningful parable from their knot of dangling plotlines and absurd scenarios.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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