Just Mercy

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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.
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    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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    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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    Matthew St. ClairCinema Sentries
    It's an accessible crowd pleaser with powerful drama and surprising levity and deserves a watch based on its inspirational telling of a fight for justice.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    It's a film that is impossible to ignore and absolutely should not be ignored.
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    Xavi Sánchez PonsSensacine
    The film's power rests on the cast's remarkable performances. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Kelechi EhenuloConfessions From A Geek Mind
    Just Mercy may rely on formulaic structures and predictability to illustrate its point, especially in its highly charged final third, but it is hard to walk away from this film without being moved.
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