Just Mercy (2019) - Drama

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World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

IMDB: 7.4
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Stars: Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan
Length: 137 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 12 out of 139 found boring (8.63%)

One-line Reviews (57)

I went into this film with no expectations at all, didn't even really know what the film was about, just saw the really exciting cast and I was in.

Moving, gripping performance .

Real Life Conventional/Predictability The VERDICT:Truth is Just Mercy was a lot better than I had anticipated, taking what looked to be a long, drawn out legal movie and adding spice to the mix.

First Hit: A compelling and moving story about overturning injustice.

And also, the amount of depth into people's reasoning for their actions was really appreciated and made for a much more compelling story instead of having bland and generic characters there was characters that you connected to and learned to love or hate.

Very intense and gripping plot screenplay play is brilliant

Just Mercy Is Just Riveting .

The cinematography was stunning and the acting was outstanding.

Multiple aspects, fantastic use of visuals, and a compelling involvement with all its characters makes this film a fantastic watch and not feel like 136-minute ride.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Michael B Jordan, and Brie Larson, it is a sincere, determined look into the American justice system told with a gripping sense of drama.

is so fascinating and as someone who knew nothing about his story, I was really scared about what would happen.

Just too slow .

It's not always the easiest watch, but with enormous passion, it provides memorable and compelling drama throughout.

Gripping script and sharp direction by Destin Daniel Cretton make this an engaging film in spite of it's grim subject matter, fully justifies it's 137 minute running time.

there are some drawbacks that makes a 7 star rating, and that is the extreme slow development of the story, and the slow pace of the action.

this movien s the cliche "let's get the innocent man free" story.

Just Mercy is an incredible true story drama that manages to be heartbreaking, powerful, relevant and extremely emotional despite a somewhat predictable plot.

The movie gets off to a slow start, characterised by what is often frustratingly one-dimensional drama over the course of the first hour.

What could possibly be the reason such a compelling and true story set in 1987 Alabama about a young Afro American lawyer determined to try and help a wrongly accused black man facing the electric chair and sent to Death Row even before his trial.

We've seen how hope can be a dangerous thing on death row, and it's certainly an emotion that Foxx's McMillian is slow to embrace.

The story is interesting, the acting is good but the pace is so slow.

Overall, however, there's no denying that Just Mercy is a deeply powerful drama that overcomes a mixed start to deliver an affecting and infuriating story, riveting legal drama and an impassioned and scathing attack on the horrors of a corrupt institution that still exists today.

The strength of this predictable drama, unavoidable given the story is based on a real drama that is replayed in courtrooms daily, and it seems in the South more often than normal, is the depiction of helplessness for the unjustly convicted and the efficacy of tenaciousness joined to truth.

A sincere, determined look into the American justice system told with a gripping sense of drama .

It's very safe and very dull for the genre.

It is a very compelling movie, I was wrapped up in it throughout.

And the chemistry between all three of these characters was off the charts as well, making every time they were on screen together enjoyable and impactful.

Emotional and riveting.

This being a legal drama, the script might feel a bit predictable to some, and some of the dialog/speeches seemed a bit too grandiose for real life.

could have been cut without the movie losing and of its essence, and it probably would've made this a truly compelling viewing experience.

I found it mostly boring because there wasn't any explanation for why she was murdered or fingerprint evidence or any weapon.

Just Mercy is not the great character drama that Short Term 12 is, and with its more engaging legal themes, it never really hits a sweet spot between character drama and legal drama.

With a strong sense of justice emanating throughout the story, Just Mercy succeeds both as an entertaining legal drama and as a sad commentary on the poor state of America's penal system.

It's compelling and important stuff.

is way too long for its own good.

Despite the lengthyness that the films can sometimes have, the film also has a compelling story.

Its filled with your typical big speeches which just makes you yawn.

This fantastic and gripping real story is made for the cinema!

everything is pretty monotone, with bland scenery and really boring wardrobe.

You might even say it was a little slow.

Underlying story line will make your blood boil, but the movie itself is too long and too uneven .

The rather one-note character drama of the earlier stages takes a back seat for what turns out to be the better of the story and the film's core message, as a gripping legal story opens up the door for the film's scathing indictment on institutional racism, corruption and oppression.

A powerful view on injustice and the devastating power of institutional corruption and racism, Just Mercy overcomes an often frustrating slow start to deliver enthralling drama and at times overwhelming dramatic gravitas.

Bryan Stevenson delivered a riveting speech at Standford University in 2016 where he discussed the racial inequalities within the criminal justice system of America.

Entertaining, educational and thought provoking.

Felt it was too long but has a good riveting story .

Overall, this is a movie that I think all adults should see because it is thoroughly enjoyable and sheds some light on our history.

True stories are going to be bland and predictable and I knew I wasn't going to be entertained.

It's a very slow film with very little payoff.

It just felt way too long could have cut half hour or so.

Intense courtroom drama based on actual events and based on the book by the same name, about a trainee lawyer who moves to Alabama to devote his career to defending the unfortunate community, the people who were not able to afforded appropriate defence (these were mostly black).

It's a hard-hitting film but definitely worth the watch.

Back to movie: very entertaining and depressing as we have to be reminded of the inconsistencies minorities face in the American justice system.

Excellent Performances In Compelling Movie .

This was excellent movie with breathtaking performances that's Oscar worthy!

It's propaganda.

However, I definitely think it is worth watching at some point, particularly in the theater.