Just Mercy

Just Mercy

DVD - 2020
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MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic content including some racial epithets.
A powerful and thought-provoking true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first and most incendiary cases is that of Walter McMillian.

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mikeedm
Feb 21, 2021

Very impressed by this movie, highly recommend.

JCLLoraineM Feb 08, 2021

Based on a true story of a lawyer’s attempt to defend those wrongly accused on death row in Alabama. Very powerful and meaningful. Highly recommend.

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FlaquitaRD
Jan 26, 2021

A gripping story about courage in the face of racial injustice in the southern United States.

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molly
Dec 19, 2020

An incredibly wonderful movie on all levels. Beautifully acted, very moving, and a joy to watch something this good. A true story .

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JAS57
Dec 13, 2020

Great movie. Be sure to have tissues ready.

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Wako
Dec 12, 2020

A powerful and important story, with solid acting throughout, only diminished by what felt like a lackluster performance from Jordan. Still, well worth your time; give it a watch!

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dsw3914
Dec 06, 2020

Very powerful. If you are not angry and disgusted at the end, you have no empathy. A reviewer below said it was unbelievable this was still going on during the 80's. It most definitely is still going on today! Search "exonerated inmates" and probably "Innocence Project" and I am guessing that you will find this kind of thing is not at all uncommon today. While the focus goes rightly to the exonerated inmate, another ugly truth is that the prosecutor and cops who do this wrong thing are rarely, if ever, punished for it.

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ralwal
Nov 16, 2020

Well done, well acted, good. To have been treated that way was unforgivable.

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greatflicks
Oct 26, 2020

An excellent movie with some emotional parts. Did not shine a very positive light on the good old boys in Alabama. I could not believe that this type of activity was still going on during the 80's.

evayeung Oct 16, 2020

I feel sorry for what the black people had suffered in the past in the US...probably even today. At the same time, I'm moved by the selfless of Bryan Stevenson who's a Harvard graduate. Instead of taking up a high-paying job, he chose to defend those wrongly accused in Alabama. His kindness and sacrifice is something that I should learn from. Glad to find this guy on youtube and listen to his talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2tOp7OxyQ8

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reginator_22
Jun 30, 2020

Coarse Language: Racial slurs

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reginator_22
Jun 30, 2020

Bryan Stevenson: I came out of law school with grand ideas in my mind about how to change the world. But Mr. McMillian made me realize we can't change the world with only ideas in our minds. We need conviction in our hearts. this man taught me how to stay hopeful, because I now know that hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Hope allows us to push for word, even when the truth is distorted by the people in power. It allows us to stand when they tell us to sit down, and to speak when they say be quiet.

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