Just Mercy

critic Reviews

83% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score83%
  • Just Mercy dramatizes a real-life injustice with solid performances, a steady directorial hand, and enough urgency to overcome a certain degree of earnest advocacy.
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    Linda CookQuad City Times (Davenport, IA)
    'Just Mercy' delivers compelling true story of bigotry, justice.
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    Dan ScullyCinema76
    Here in 2020, ya gotta love a call for empathy, especially one that comes in the form of speaking truth to power.
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    Shawn EdwardsFox 4 Kansas City
    A bit fussy and completely predictable. Pedestrian in its approach...a bit like a made-for-TV thing, which in 2020 is an insult...
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    Anton BitelSight and Sound
    an earnest and important film about the still-festering sore of race in today's America - though when pitted against inveterate, sneering prejudice, its protagonist's one-note saintliness, however real, does not make for the most compelling drama
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    Luke BuckmasterFlicks.com.au
    The moral binariness of this film, which is certainly well-intentioned (and, sadly, tells a story shockingly relevant in today's world) had me looking for nuance everywhere.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    It can be utterly uncomfortable.
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    Tiernan AllenFilm Ireland Magazine
    This compelling series of events, along with a plethora of A-list cast members, makes for a moving watch as Foxx truly provides a performance worthy of a pit in the stomach and a lump in the throat.
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    Matthew ToomeyABC Radio Brisbane
    An important film.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    It's steady and clear-headed, safe in the knowledge that truth is the ultimate humaniser.
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    Tony BakerTony Baker Comedy
    It was just a great ensemble cast.
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