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- Jamie Foxx
- Charlie Pye Jr.
- Michael Harding
- Christopher Wolfe
- Michael B. Jordan
- J. Alphonse Nicholson
- Adam Boyer
- Jacinte Blankenship
- Bryan G. Stevenson
- Brad Sanders
Did You Know?
- Based on the book "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson.
- When inmate Herbert Richardson is put to death in the Alabama electric chair known as "Yellow Mama", his face is not covered with a mask.
- 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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When watching this movie, I felt so many emotions. I felt sadness, love and empathy. Sadness that these events occurred. I was angry cause I knew that our justice system let johnnie D down and angry that I was not fazed that they did. Movies like these burn something in the soul. Jamie Foxx and Michael B. Jordan did an amazing job playing these two prominent figures.
This should be a requirement for the world to see. This was not a movie that was based on a story from the 60s or before that. If Injustice happened in the 90s. The emotion that was conveyed was beyond words. Jamie Foxx and Michael b Jordan did a fantastic job. Award-winning
The needless cruelty of the criminal justice system feels like a world begging for more sense-making, but Just Mercy only sees its characters as heroes, victims, or obstacles, not as rational beings who might have their own reasons to knowingly commit terrible acts. Cretton’s desire to focus tightly on McMillian’s case makes sense, but he accidentally makes the white malefactors in the town more fascinating for their villainy.
A straightforward biopic ... The film's edge is somewhat dulled by respect for its subject, who's drawn here as more hero than man.
Although conventional in its approach, the film is a forceful reckoning of a broken legal system.