No Mercy
No Mercy (1986)

In this rip-roaring thriller a Chi-town cop heads for the Big Easy to look for those who murdered his partner and ends up involved with the killer's Cajun lover.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 19, 1986
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

A passionate film noir that depends heavily upon Mr. Gere to give it credence, and Mr. Gere delivers.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An above-average film noir, and its creepy feeling for the back streets of New Orleans and the sultry evil of its red-light suburbs got under my skin.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's clear right off the bat that filmmaker Richard Pearce isn't looking to deliver a typical, run-of-the-mill '80s cop thriller...

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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

Count me among those who would be happy never to see another starring role for Gere, except maybe as Felix in a remake of The Odd Couple.

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

Pearce pads out his plot with lots of borrowed bits ... but the borrowings don't have any resonance of their own: they simply hang on the story like empty thematic husks.

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

Gere is convincing and makes it watchable.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A standard-issue cop thriller that amounts to Beverly Hills Cop in a bad mood.

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Caffeinated Clint

A solid, gritty thriller

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

Not even the goings-on between Gere and Basinger and the horrific happenings in the exotic bayou settings can rev up this romantic thriller.

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Cassandra Maples
On the surface, this film, which I like, is like dozens of other revenge-the-death-of-a-cop-partner stories. But the saving grace of the movie is the… More
Dean McKenna
Exciting action-thriller of a Chicago policeman (Richard Gere) heads for Louisiana to track down his partner's killer. There he falls in love with an… More