Just Mercy

Just Mercy ★★½

london film festival: film five
debate

technically the first film i’m seeing at london film festival, but i’ve absolutely seen this film, in various guises, countless times before. incredibly conventional - some may argue crowd-pleasing - with solid-enough performances that just about make it worthwhile viewing, but you can add it to the pile of emotionally stirring films whose true power lies in the real story it tells, not in the way its executed on screen.