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JUST MERCY (2019)

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JUST MERCY (2019)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 137

Release dates 17/01/2020

Ratings Info execution scene, racist language, moderate threat, language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Destin Daniel Cretton

Cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, Brie Larson, O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Summary JUST MERCY is a biographical drama in which a law graduate sets up a practice offering legal services to death row inmates, and campaigns for a wrongfully convicted man to be granted a retrial.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 07/01/2020

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

JUST MERCY is a biographical drama in which a law graduate sets up a practice offering legal services to death row inmates, and campaigns for a wrongfully convicted man to be granted a retrial.

Violence

There is an intense, prolonged sequence leading up to a man's execution by electric chair. There is some emphasis on the man's anguish, as well as that of others witnessing the execution.

Discrimination

There is some use of racist language, including 'nigger' and several instances of discriminatory behaviour, such as a scene in which a black man is stopped and intimidated by white police officers.

Threat

Scenes of threat include one in which a woman receives a telephone call from men muttering insults and racist abuse, and claiming there are explosives rigged at her home.

Language

There is moderate bad language ('bitch'), and peer use of the term 'nigga', as well as milder terms such as 'ass' and 'shit'.

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Details

Title
JUST MERCY
Year
2019
Formats
Cinema
Distributor(s)
Warner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd.
Classified date(s)
25/11/2019
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF378631

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