Just Mercy Reviews

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February 17, 2021
Just Mercy is another great showcase for Jordan, Larson, Foxx, and Cretton, and a reminder that advocates like Stevenson are needed to ensure our justice system remains fair for everyone.
February 11, 2021
A graceful, sharp and impeccably acted film that packs an emotional punch in the quietest and most profound ways possible.
February 11, 2021
Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton has infused Just Mercy with a matter-of-fact sensibility that suits his and Andrew Lanham's familiar screenplay quite well.
February 11, 2021
The film shows us how the legal system can be manipulated by the rich and privileged across the globe. Although Just Mercy takes its time to get there, the conclusion is unquestionably impactful.
February 11, 2021
Just Mercy isn't a groundbreaking film, but it's an optimistic one. If you need a little hope and emotional release these days, this movie will give you some.
February 11, 2021
Foxx does his best work in a decade. For the charismatic Jordan, who puts in a tone-setting nuanced turn here, Just Mercy arrives between Creed II and Tom Clancy's Without Remorse. Let's hope he sticks with the "one for them, one for me" formula.
February 11, 2021
"Just Mercy" is solid, meat-and-potatoes docudrama filmmaking, if you don't mind a first-rate story of systemic injustice undercut by second-rate dialogue.
February 11, 2021
Unlike many movies "based on a true story," "Just Mercy" sticks close to the facts of the case - for the simple reason that the facts are drama enough.
February 11, 2021
It's both rage-inducing and awe-inspiring; the courage conveyed by the protagonists is a balm on the sting of injustice.
January 30, 2021
What Just Mercy lacks in flashy storytelling it makes up for in its earnest examination of injustice and discrimination.
December 7, 2020
The movie is overlong, even if the scenes with the relevant characters - and the final revelations, with stirring speeches - are riveting.
November 27, 2020
Jordan's subdued performance is intriguingly captivating, and Foxx finds humanity and hope within the confinement and ever-present cloud of death looming overhead.
September 24, 2020
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.
September 13, 2020
It's a film that is impossible to ignore and absolutely should not be ignored.
September 7, 2020
The film's power rests on the cast's remarkable performances. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 3, 2020
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.
August 28, 2020
It's more than just a courtroom drama, it is a very pertinent story that shoulders its responsibility with a steady hand and a focus that matches Brian Stevenson's idealism.
August 15, 2020
Totally ignored by this year's Academy Awards after debuting to great acclaim at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, this staggeringly good legal drama further fuels #OscarsSoWhite accusations.
August 5, 2020
Cretton's Just Mercy is a moving film with committed performances. Johnny D's trial scenes are taut and emotional.
July 29, 2020
Just Mercy doesn't preach to its audience. It simply shows us the irrefutable facts and allows us to draw our own inevitable conclusions.
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