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Just Mercy

2019, crime, drama

136 minutes

The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights...

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7.0

based on 2 users

7.0

based on 12 critics

Age

12+

Country

United States

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8.0

2020.01.20

Overall, the talented cast elevates Just Mercy slightly above a run-of-the-mill social justice drama. Read more

8.0

2020.01.16

Just Mercy does have all the hallmarks of Oscar bait, yet is oddly absent from the list this year. Perhaps it’s just a matter of timing, or maybe the film is too similar to so many other courtroom dramas about wrongful incarceration that for all its merits, doesn’t stand out in an unfortunately crowded genre. It’s a shame because it is a very watchable movie. Read more

7.0

2020.02.05

Never veering into excessive sentimentality, this absorbing courtroom drama denounces pure racial disdain and cynical manipulation of facts. It can be utterly uncomfortable. Read more

7.0

2020.01.10

Just Mercy is a powerful, if standard, tale of fighting for justice, buoyed by director Destin Daniel Cretton's steady hand and solid performances. Read more

6.0

2020.01.09

Though it comes out swinging with heavy hands, Just Mercy steadies itself in time to become an effective portrait of systemic injustice. You will be moved, but with a force that is muted by simple convention. Read more

6.0

2020.01.22

Solid performances and a remarkable true life story can’t elevate this paceless film from the depths of mediocrity. Read more

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