Reviews: Just Mercy (2019)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
  • [New] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
    • Excerpt: Just Mercy has an important story to tell about racism, injustice and the continuing struggle to find equal justice under law. As such, why is the film so dry?
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Cretton delivers his most disappointing work to date, a mediocre, cliché ridden, speechifying tale of the fight to free an innocent black man railroaded by racist Southerners.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: I’ve seen some pretty simplistic dramas in my day but this screenplay underestimates the moral decency of its audience by fashioning a narrative that’s so obvious it’s condescending.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: This true origin story of a literal social-justice warrior is earnest, passionate… and exhausting. We need to keep telling these stories, yet each is but another tiny drop of water in a rough ocean.
  • Mike McGranaghan @
    • Excerpt: Just Mercy works beautifully as both an examination of a vital issue and as a gripping legal story.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Moments of hardship and tragedy do land and [the actors are up to exposing] their characters’ pain, but too often these affecting displays arrive with paint-by-number clarity.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: This compelling movie boasts a couple of suspenseful courtroom scenes, but most of the drama relates to hard work and a dedication to making sure equal justice prevails regardless of race or class.