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Just Mercy

Just Mercy

DVD - 2020
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A powerful and thought-provoking true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson 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. One of his first and most incendiary cases is that of Walter McMillian.

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"A powerful and thought-provoking true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice."


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slaroche
May 01, 2021

4* A very good movie with excellent actors. Based on a true story.

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oktexchic
May 01, 2021

A movie everyone should watch. I cried through it. It's mind boggling that those in leadership can continue in their dictatorship without account. It seems to be the world we live in now .. where wrong is right & right is wrong, and how hard a fight it is against it. Unfortunately there is so much deception. We must learn to think for ourselves on what is right & stand for that. The attorney is a hero.

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voisjoe1_0
Apr 12, 2021

Excellent portrayal of American Justice white supremacy style. Conservative whites will have trouble believing although the story is true. The film may make some people believe the problem is in the South, but actually it also exists in the North.

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Alikater
Mar 28, 2021

Based on a true-story, I think it's important for everyone to see to better understand white privilege, racism, and that our justice system needs an overhaul. The lawyer is truly a hero to dedicate his career to trying to right some wrongs and free people who are incarcerated for crimes they are innocent from committing.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Mar 27, 2021

I'm not much into the African American, I guess being born in England it is my white ancestors that started it all. But this is disgusting if the law south of our border is this way.

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BlueHippo
Mar 20, 2021

Amazing story. I actually did a little research and found that the events and people in this movie are astoundingly accurate. The only change I found was at the end and it had to do with the prosecutor. I appreciate that, when telling a story as profound as this one, the filmmakers were able to stick to the actual facts as closely as they did. This man (Johnny D) was not the first and will not be the last (note that in reality the sheriff was re-elected several more times until he finally retired) who was and will be the victims of racial bigotry and legal injustice. My guess is that this kind of stuff is being played out everyday in Alabama and elsewhere, especially in the South. One of the other inmates who was servicing time (on death row) with Johnny D has also been exonerated by the Equal Justice Initiative after serving over 30 years on death row. There’s something really wrong when a person can be sent to lock up on death row before they are even tried in a court of law.

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atfrancis
Mar 13, 2021

Heart wrenching true story. Bryan Stevenson is a soft spoken lawyer from the north who heads south to battle an unjust racist legal system. He together with Eva Ansley founded the Equal Justice Initiative to assist those wrongly imprisoned as well as tackling other prison reforms.

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firefly5
Mar 09, 2021

Based on a true story. Heartbreaking account of an innocent man on death row and the courageous lawyer and his assistant's work to have him freed. Very good movie.

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akirakato
Mar 01, 2021

This docudrama turns out an engaging, gripping, profoundly moving court case piece with a first-rate cast.

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laurelwood
Feb 27, 2021

Excellent film. Does make you angry and frustrated to know that this is still happening today, and not just in Alabama!

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Jun 30, 2020

Coarse Language: Racial slurs

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reginator_22
Jun 30, 2020

Bryan Stevenson: I came out of law school with grand ideas in my mind about how to change the world. But Mr. McMillian made me realize we can't change the world with only ideas in our minds. We need conviction in our hearts. this man taught me how to stay hopeful, because I now know that hopelessness is the enemy of justice. Hope allows us to push for word, even when the truth is distorted by the people in power. It allows us to stand when they tell us to sit down, and to speak when they say be quiet.

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