Reviews: Clemency (2019)

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  • Frederic & Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: An emotionally rich drama that explores the moral and ethical impact of the death penalty on those required to enforce it.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: In a chilling scene, [Woodward] recites execution day steps to Anthony like an automaton, her voice rising like a customer service rep making a sales pitch whenever he is allowed to choose an option.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Anchored by a brilliant Alfre Woodard performance, Clemency is a hard hitting character study that touches on complex themes in an effective way.
  • Candice Frederick @ The Wrap
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: This isn’t a film for everyone because many can’t have sympathy for people who choose to work [on] death row. [But that] shouldn’t negate the human story Chukwu created.
  • [New] | Frank Ochieng @ Flick Feast
    • Excerpt: Chukwu creatively establishes a totally distinctive brand of somber female empowerment in a penetrating character study of professional disconnect and consciousness…aided by Woodard’s profoundly convincing performance –
  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: A strong, seasoned, ensemble cast inhabit the story by a deeply brilliant writer, Chinonye Chukwu, a Nigerian-born, Alaskan-raised screenwriter, producer, and director.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ itsjustmovies.com
    • Excerpt: Alfre Woodard shoulders the load of the acting so well that it is impossible to distinguish her performance from the real life of the beleaguered executioner.