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Movie Review – Welcome to Mercy (2018)

Welcome to Mercy, 2018.

Directed by Tommy Bertelsen.

Starring Kristen Ruhlin, Lily Newmark, Eileen Davies, Dainis Grube, and Toms Liepajnieks.

Synopsis:

When a single mother begins to experience symptoms of the stigmata, she seeks the help of a local priest and nun to help her understand what is seen and unseen.

Tommy Bertelsen’s Welcome To Mercy tackles demonic possessions from a fresh angle, but individuality alone does not assure greatness. Kudos for explorative vision, but differing dualities shrug a weaker fright level. It’s telling when credits roll and questions about continuity remain – especially when accompanying friends mutter *different* queries. Multiple watches may benefit this sleepy satanic story, but at 103 minutes, there’s not much motivation for retreading blessed waters. Not a wasted run-in with the devil, but more of a soft chant versus chorus of screams.

Kristen Ruhlin – who also notches a screenplay credit – stars as Madeline, an American

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