Film

Just Mercy

Director
Destin Daniel Cretton
Certificate
12A
Running Time
137 mins

A solid, by-the-book courtroom drama based on a shocking real-life miscarriage of justice case. On graduation from Harvard, principled young attorney Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) heads south to Alabama on a mission to help those who have been let down by the US legal system.

His most high-profile case is that of African-American pulpwood worker Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who was given the death penalty in 1987 for the murder of a teenage white woman despite ample evidence of his innocence. Go here for our full review.

 

By robin askew, Tuesday, Jan 14 2020

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