‘Just Mercy’ is a 2020 film following the true story of Bryan Stevenson (Michael B Jordan), a young black lawyer from Harvard who just passed the Bar. Stevenson moves to a small rural town to open up a practice to take on clients who haven’t had or can not afford legal representation. He takes on the case of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) a black man who has been wrongfully convicted and condemned to death row. ‘Just Mercy’ features a great cast with Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson (‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.’) Rafe Spall (‘Life of Pi.’ ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’), and O’Shea Jackson Jr. (‘Straight Outta Compton’).
There are only a handful of powerful movies each year, and even fewer ones remembered. ‘Just Mercy’ is one of these movies. ‘Just Mercy’ is not only the best movie of the year, but one of the best movies I’ve seen. It is gut wrenching for start to stop as Stevenson proves over and over without a fraction of a doubt McMillian is innocent, but it doesn’t matter. McMillian is a black man in a rural town and they’re convinced they have their killer, and are prepared to bury him over it. I could go into more detail , but I don’t want to spoil anything. I’m giving ‘Just Mercy’ my highest rating yet, as it is much deserved. A 10/10