Just Mercy (USA)

Release in USA the January 10th, 2020

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Writers: Destin Daniel Cretton (screenplay), Andrew Lanham (screenplay), Bryan Stevenson (memoir)
Stars: Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rhoda Griffis.......

Genres: Drama

 

Storyline
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 

 

My criticism:

(Sorry to be later but this movie is released in France the 29 th January)

It is a powerful film, which denounces racial discrimination in the south of the United States and the death penalty.
Michael B. Jordan embodies a brilliant and dignified lawyer
All the actors and actresses are convincing.
To see

 

My grade:
10 /10

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