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Just Mercy (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 10 January 2020 (USA)
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Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.

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Destin Daniel Cretton (screenplay), Andrew Lanham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brie Larson ... Eva Ansley
Michael B. Jordan ... Bryan Stevenson
Jamie Foxx ... Walter McMillian
Rafe Spall ... Tommy Champan
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Anthony Ray Hinton
Tim Blake Nelson ... Ralph Myers
Drew Scheid ... Linus
Claire Bronson ... Mrs. Chapman
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Darnell Houston
Rob Morgan ... Herbert Richardson
Steve Coulter ... Judge Buren
Rhoda Griffis ... Judge Pamela Bachab
McDaniel Austin ... Inmate
Tonea Stewart ... Mrs. Coleman
Dominic Bogart
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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 might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, 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. Written by Gregg Brilliant

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets.
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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This is Brie Larson and Destin Daniel Creston's third collaboration together after The Glass Castle (2017) and Short Term 12 (2013). See more »

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Promising Premise - Well executed, with minor flaws
9 October 2019 | by FilmFlowCriticsSee all my reviews

This fantastic and gripping real story is made for the cinema! I wasn't aware of this great and inspiring person and I am glad this movie introduced me to him and his life story!

While this story is mixes a lot of ups and downs, you can still feel dread at times. This all though builds up to an extend that rewards you and the director is able to get that feeling of relief, camaraderie and courage transported to YOU in the audience, no matter if you are black or white.

The end credits will give you goosebumps, with the expected real life footage that reminds you again, that most of what you've seen in the last 2 hours, really happened to people. This is exactly the thought you should leave the cinema with. Sometimes, it only takes one kind person to have a huge impact!


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