Just Mercy

Overall Rating: 8 out of 10 Based on 1 Review

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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  • Review MVP rated this 8 out of 10

    Written on 23 January 2020 Member since 9 May 2011

    The performances of the actors to make it so real.

    Feeling the helplessness of it all. It can easily bring the audience to tears.


    For anyone who has read the book or seen the story on 60 minutes or through a TED talk, will already know how it ends.


    Having Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson headline a movie is always going to be a great start towards success. It just so happens in the case of Just Mercy, it is the icing on the cake for the true story of Bryan Stevenson, who started the Equal Justice Initiative to provide legal services to death row inmates.

    Based on the book written by Stevenson, it follows his heartbreaking journey from being a Harvard Law graduate and all the racial issues and hurdles Bryan (Michael B. Jordan) faced to get Walter McMillian a retrial, while on death row for the murder of an 18 year old white woman, even after finding substantial evidence of his innocence.

    The performances are so real and true. There are moments in the film you can see the actors being caught in the moment and their surroundings with the importance and true feeling of the situation and what was faced throughout this true story. Even the performance from Tim Blake Nelson who plays criminal Ralph Myers, a burn victim who’s testimony was enough to send Walter to death row, will have the audience asking if he is just playing himself with such a challenging character.

    It is shot so well to put the audience into the situation faced at the time and show what Bryan Stevenson was up against with what he was trying to achieve. It is inspiring and yet sad to think that this happened within the last 30 years and is still happening even today. Lucky we have people like Bryan Stevenson not afraid to fight and others such as Michael B. Jordan able to bring it to the attention of the people to see this movie.

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