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Just Mercy (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 10 January 2020 (USA)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brie Larson ... Eva Ansley
Michael B. Jordan ... Bryan Stevenson
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Anthony Ray Hinton
Jamie Foxx ... Walter McMillian
Tim Blake Nelson ... Ralph Myers
Rafe Spall ... Tommy Chapman
Rob Morgan ... Herbert Richardson
Claire Bronson ... Mrs. Chapman
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Darnell Houston
Hayes Mercure ... Jeremy
Lindsay Ayliffe ... Judge Foster
Karan Kendrick ... Minnie McMillian
Marcus A. Griffin Jr. ... Charlie
Drew Scheid ... Linus
Rhoda Griffis ... Judge Pamela Bachab
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A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson.) One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx,) who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them. Written by Gregg Brilliant

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets. | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,858, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$27,370,760

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,770,760
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1.85 : 1
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In a November 21, 2018, interview with Michael B. Jordan on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," Jordan said that Just Mercy was the first movie he had made with an Inclusion Rider. He said, "it looked and felt like a set that I've always wanted to have." See more »

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Bryan Stevenson: The first time I visited Death Row, I wasn't expecting to meet someone the same age as me... from a neighborhood just like ours coulda been me.
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Excellent Performances In Compelling Movie
9 January 2020 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

I just got out of an advanced screening of Just Mercy. I was surprised to see it was only half full. Normally these advanced screenings are almost sell outs.

I can't believe this blatant injustice was based on a true story, based off the lawyers book. Considering it is based on a true story, it is a bit precicfable at times, and you know where it is going most of the time. I also need to add, it is not a feel good movie at all, but I think most people will like it.

It is a very compelling movie, I was wrapped up in it throughout. Michael B Jordon is terrific, Jamie Foxx gives his best performance since Collateral and Ray!! Rob Morgan and Tim Blake Nelson offer solid support, whilst Brie Larson is also effective. Possibly my favourite performance from her.

It will be interesting to see if it gets any Oscar love, Foxx really deserves a best supporting nomination. I hope this finds an audience, it deserves to.


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