Just Mercy

Execution scene, racist language, moderate threat, language.

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About this Film

  • Released on 17/01/20
  • Genre Drama
  • Cast members Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson
  • Running time 137 minutes
  • Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Language English

ODEON says...
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, 'Just Mercy' follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. 

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). 

One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. 

In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds - and the system - stacked against them.

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Superb, Brill

Reviewer: Saint2Date: 2020-02-04

Suberb film, suberb acting, superb story. As a wasp (while anglo-saxon Protestant) , feal totally guilty, but that isn't how the film plays. Its show how Alabama was, and hopefully is no more. Must see film. In your lifetime Forget Wakanda fantasy

powerful

Reviewer: daveh44Date: 2020-01-20

Wow. Incredible story, incredible acting. Drags you in, holds you tight, squeezes hard - recommend you see it.

The mercy

Reviewer: Sue117Date: 2020-01-19

Superb film, very emotive, thought provoking, deserving of award recognition.

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