Just Mercy

136 mins
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Civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan, Creed II) tries to free an innocent man (Jamie Foxx) from... More

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Just Mercy | Ratings & Reviews

"Simply told with limited theatrics and anchored by some weighty vulnerable performances, Just Mercy is an excellent 4.5 star watch."


"Stevenson was one of the film’s producers and its director, Hawaiian-born Destin Daniel Cretton, has fashioned a straightforward, if simplified, translation of his book, resisting any flourishes to concentrate on the facts, which is fair enough since they need no embellishment."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"Just Mercy heads into horrifying territory, and its moments of ritual humiliation are powerful, particularly when the injustice befalls characters you expect to be immune. Despite being less than the sum of its parts, Just Mercy delivers visceral scenes that ought to make your blood boil."

New Zealand ListenerNew Zealand Listener

"....this legal drama manages to balance hard truths with an unwaveringly empathetic eye."


"Although conventional in its approach, the film is a forceful reckoning of a broken legal system."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"A sturdy example of this genre, in which persistence and faith lead to the righting of terrible wrongs, it will likely move younger viewers who haven't seen many like it."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"There were moments you wish it was shorter. Yet if the chain of courtroom battles at the end spin around facts we already know, what's unpredictable is the human factor."


"Just Mercy is a straightforward, no-frills drama that does have an undeniably emotive effect."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Destin Daniel Cretton's adaption of Bryan Stevenson's memoir is a populist cry to recognise racial injustice as systemic rather than interpersonal."


""Just Mercy" is a handsome, impeccably mounted tribute to his activism and also his fellow advocates."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Just Mercy pays noble credit to a specifically remarkable man."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

Just Mercy | Details

M, Mature themes
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin