A powerful and thought-provoking true story, JUST MERCY follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) 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 (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them. Also starring Tim Blake Nelson and Rafe Spall.
PG-13, 137 min.
"In JUST MERCY, the painful and infuriating gaps between myth and reality of the contemporary South aren?t underlined as much as opened up and revealed." - Washington Post
"Unquestionably impactful." - Times of India
"Mr. Jordan gives a wonderfully nuanced performance." - Wall Street Journal
"Foxx gives a beautifully modulated, unflashy and quietly moving performance, easily his best in at least a decade." - Daily Telegraph