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.
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    Fico CangianoCineXpress
    Moving and inspirational, Just Mercy deserves your attention. [Full review in Spanish}
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    Sarah Knight AdamsonSarah's Backstage Pass
    This is a tough film to watch due to the injustices that are at the core, although the courage and heroism displayed by Bryan Stevenson shine brightly.
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    David 'Mad Dog' BradleyAdelaide Review
    With a welcome lack of political grandstanding (even filibustering) and award-friendly speechifying, this does tend to go on a bit, but there's still an excellent cast to distract you...
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    Sucharita TyagiFilm Companion
    A very sympathetic, almost sweet tone for this gut-wrenching story...
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    Catherine CapellaroIsthmus (Madison, WI)
    Foxx's performance as McMillian continues to haunt me. He transforms from the easygoing lumberjack to a stifled, cautious prisoner, who, after so many disappointments and losses, can barely let himself hope for any measure of justice.
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    Armond WhiteNational Review
    Not even Michael B. Jordan, the charismatic star of Creed, can lift Just Mercy out of do-gooder drudgery.
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    Paula Fleri-SolerTimes of Malta
    A powerful and thought-provoking true-story...
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    Graeme TuckettStuff.co.nz
    In the "what film was robbed of an Oscar this year?" debate, the case is closed.
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    Leigh PaatschHerald Sun (Australia)
    The courtroom-drama component of this solid production arrives relatively late, but is well worth sticking around for, simply due to the resounding emotional crescendo struck.
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    Jim Schembri3AW
    There's not much you won't see coming in Just Mercy, though its predictability is more than offset by a suite of compelling performances.
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