While cinematically, this trods a very well-beaten familiar path, it's earnestness and - unfortunately - urgent relevance make for an impactful watch.
Beyond the general cast being excellent. I thought Rob Morgan's work as Herbert was particularly affecting. And that scene was really done almost perfectly well.
If you're looking for an absolute doozy of a follow-up picture that touches on the absurdity and high crime of capital punishment, please do yourself the favor of watching Krzysztof Kieślowski's A Short Film About Killing.