3/4

Just Mercy [2019] ★★★

Jamie Foxx plays a man wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit. Michael B. Jordan is the lawyer who vowed to clear his name and get him out of death row. That’s “Just Mercy” in a nutshell, a straightforward but deeply touching film that you need to experience before it gets lost in the shuffle. The struggles Jordan has to endure, and the willpower to save an innocent man is at once inspiring and thought provoking. The movie also relies on the chemistry between these two actors, and needless to say, they both knock it out of the park. It’s so easy to root for these characters from the word go, and thanks to Destin Daniel Creston’s smooth direction, the film is also a treat to watch from start to finish. So if you’re looking for a fact-based story that feels genuine and honest, look no further. I think you’ll appreciate “Just Mercy” as much as I did.

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