Just Mercy

critic Reviews

83% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score83%
  • Just Mercy dramatizes a real-life injustice with solid performances, a steady directorial hand, and enough urgency to overcome a certain degree of earnest advocacy.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It's steady and clear-headed, safe in the knowledge that truth is the ultimate humaniser.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    It's good acting at its finest in this preaching to the choir "right to life" drama that might have worked had the filmmakers chosen to show the audience a little mercy by not constantly talking down to them.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    Jordan, however, is completely persuasive. The virtues possessed by Stevenson are all on the quiet side. His analytical flair is matched by his patience, his tenacity and his acuity.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Still, by the time you reach the end - and realise how closely the film-makers have stuck to the facts - you won't care. That the truth will out is entertainment enough.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    [I]t's never less than engrossing. Even with the schmaltz.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Jordan... has steel and energy in his part, and... Foxx... gives a beautifully modulated, unflashy and quietly moving performance, easily his best in at least a decade.
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    Justin BrownMedium Popcorn
    For the most part it's well-acted, with topics and themes that are obviously hot-button issues right now...this is a time in history, and a particular man in his struggle for freedom...
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    Brandon CollinsMedium Popcorn
    This is an important movie to watch right now as we talk about injustice, doing the right thing...
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    Just Mercy captures Bryan Stevenson's story for posterity's sake. We shall never forget.
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    Derek DeskinsEdge Media Network
    The resulting movie is a very well assembled cinematic mediocrity.
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