Just Mercy
First screened in January 2020
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton. Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rafe Spall, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Michael Harding, Tim Blake Nelson, O'Shea Jackson, Jr., J. Alphonse Nicholson, Karen Kendrick, C.J. LeBlanc, Terence Rosemore, Darryl W. Handy, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Al Mitchell, Greta Glenn, Jacinte Blankenship, Adam Boyer, Lindsay Ayliffe, Dominic Bogart, Sebastian Eugene Hansen, Tim Hooper, John Lacy, Christopher Wolfe. Screenplay: Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham (based on the book by Bryan Stevenson).

Twitter Capsule: As delivery system for important topics, I'm all for it. Foxx, Morgan great. But filmmaking is unbelievably pedestrian.

VOR:   Cretton takes a pressing subject and a popular story and exhibits the kinds of shortcomings in focus and style that drain all the life out.

Photo © 2019 Warner Bros./Participant Media

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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