Mercy Streets

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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. 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. The filmmakers cannot sustain enough momentum to keep their film from seeming contrived and preachy.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    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.
  4. 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4