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 had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, 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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

84% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: 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.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Effective, intense drama about racism and justice; swearing.

Information

Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Released
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Languages

Primary
English (Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

Arabic (Subtitles), Bulgarian (Subtitles), Cantonese (Subtitles), Czech (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Estonian (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), German, Greek (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Hungarian (Subtitles), Italian, Japanese (Subtitles), Latvian (Subtitles), Lithuanian (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Portugal) (Subtitles), Russian (Subtitles), Simplified Chinese (Subtitles), Slovenian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Spanish (Spain) (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
AD
Audio descriptions (AD) refer to a narration track describing what is happening on screen, to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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