Just Mercy (2019) Rated PG-13

A civil rights lawyer takes on a case of a condemned man on death row. Based on the book and true story of Bryan Stevenson. Starring Jamie Foxx, Charlie Pye Jr., and Michael Harding.

This film isn’t the best written, but once the story gets going, you grasp the enormity of what Bryan Stevenson undertakes as the lawyer of a condemned man. Brilliant performances by all the actors, especially Micheal B. Jordan as the lawyer. Brie Larson is unrecognizable as Stevenson’s Operations Director. Then you have Rafe Spall playing the District Attorney. All were brilliant in their performances. It’s an amazing true story of a man wrongfully accused, but it also shows us how racial the justice system can be. It gives a glimpse of the poor side of our criminal justice system. It’s shocking that there are a number of the wrongfully accused in prison, and they’re not just wrongfully accused based on race but on poor evidence. This film is worth a watch.

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