Just Mercy (Movie Review)

Just Mercy (Movie Review)



Yesterday I celebrated Martin Luther King day by seeing the new film Just Mercy. It is about a black, Harvard educated lawyer who exonerates an innocent black man on Death Row. It becomes clear the charges were simply fabricated.

This is an important story of bigotry and racism ruining lives very unnecessarily. The statistics at the end of the movie say that for every nine killed on death row, there is one that never committed the crime. This is just unacceptable.

The movie does a good job telling a sobering, factual story. I give it 5 stars. We all deserve mercy and justice and some unmerited grace. And we need idealistic professionals ready to stand up for what is right and true.





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  1. Barbara 4 years ago

    I heard an interview with Jamie Foxx and he said that the roll he played in this movie was close to his heart because when he was growing up his father was on Death Row for something he didn’t do.

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      Polly Castor 4 years ago



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