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Just Mercy


In 1989, Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), fresh out of Harvard Law School, goes to Alabama to take on a death-row inmate (Jamie Foxx) as a client, facing great resistance. Based on actual events, this is one of those stories that seem almost too good to be true, depicting a stubborn fight to save an innocent man from the electric chair. It doesn’t help that we’ve seen this formula at work so many times before, but it’s still done with conviction, even moving at times, featuring solid performances by the two leads. Tim Blake Nelson is also enjoyable as a shifty criminal whose testimony put McMilian on death row.

2019-U.S. 137 min. Color. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Screenplay: Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham. Book: Bryan Stevenson. Cast: Michael B. Jordan (Bryan Stevenson), Jamie Foxx (Walter McMilian), Brie Larson (Eva Ansley), Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall.

Trivia: Co-produced by Jordan. 

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