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Just Mercy

Movie review by
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Memoir-based legal drama about justice, race.
  • December 25, 2019
  • PG-13
  • 2019
  • 136 minutes

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Just Mercy is a memoir-based legal drama about idealistic young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), who travels to Alabama to help save a wrongfully convicted man on Death Row. With the help of a local advocate named Eva Ansley (Brie Larson), Stevenson sets up a legal office and meets with Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who was sentenced to death for the murder of a white woman. Stevenson gathers evidence and puts together a case to prove McMillian's innocence, all the while fighting the racism and political manipulation of a system that's stacked against him. The intense subject matter and strong language will likely make this best for teens and up. 

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