Just Mercy

Run time does not include previews2 hr 16 min | Drama Action/Adventure | CCClosed Captioning ADAudio Description Headset | PG 13for thematic content including some racial epithets
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    PG 13 - for thematic content including some racial epithets
  • Genre

    Drama, Action/Adventure
  • Director

    Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Starring

    Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall
  • Distributor

    Warner Bros.


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.
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