“Just Mercy” is a painful reminder that our Legal and Judicial Systems continues to have flaws although some progress has been made. Based on a true story “Just Mercy” takes you through the intensity of Walter McMillan (Jamie Foxx) being in prison and on death row for a crime he did not commit.
Lawyer Brian Stevens (Michael B. Jordan) who works for an organization that fights for citizens who can’t afford legal representation takes on Walter’s case and eventually goes all the way to the Supreme Court to seek justice. The story unfolds from there…
“Just Mercy” is executed brilliantly. The movie is understated while getting to the point. Things do get a bit emotional but that is expected given the subject matter.
Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan are excellent together. Will “Just Mercy” get an Oscar nod? Only the Academy knows. I think the performances of Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx definitely deserve some consideration.
If you can stand to feel anger, sadness, fear and jubilation all in two hours and 16 minutes, I recommend “Just Mercy”.
This is a 4 Star Movie!!