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Just Mercy (2019)Just Mercy (2019)

Just Mercy (2019)

An inspiring true story on fighting for innocent people on death row

Crime, Drama, History

7.9

movie

United States of America

English

Character-driven, Dramatic, Inspiring

2019

Destin Daniel Cretton

Adam Boyer, Al Mitchell, Alex Van

137 min

Synopsis

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 tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.

Our Take

7.9
Bilal Zouheir

This drama is based on the true story of Bryan Stevenson, a young Harvard graduate who moved to Alabama in the 80s to defend wrongly accused prisoners on death row. He’s played by Michael B. Jordan, who brings to the surface the unstoppable determination and ambition of the character. Components that were necessary to go on such a difficult task, especially with the racist barriers at the time. Not to mention, no one had ever been released from death row in the history of Alabama at that point. An inspiring and well-acted movie, made by Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton.

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