Question of Justice (2019), by Destin Cretton – Criticism

Justice issue It has a clear base, knows what it wants to tell, constantly addresses racial injustice and strong prejudices.

Destin Daniel Cretton, director of The crystal castle (2017) and Grace's lives (2013), puts himself at the forefront of this dramatic and vindictive project.

Its protagonists are Oscar-winning Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, as well as another superhero, Michael B. Jordan. This is the third work between Larson and the director and, although it has a less striking role than the other two men, the importance of the character is also evident.

It is a film with good rhythm and expected turns. It is based on real events and is based on the Alabama of the late 80s and early 90s. In this community a black lawyer will receive police harassment and will impose all possible difficulties, despite working on behalf of the law.

The treatment contains poignant points, especially by Rob Morgan's character and his dramatic ending.

There are several issues that are faced in the film: police assembly, stigmatization by race, who is not white is guilty until proven otherwise. Justice issue It has a clear base, knows what it wants to tell, constantly addresses racial injustice and strong prejudices. Above all, in the southern communities.

The treatment contains poignant points, especially by Rob Morgan's character and his dramatic ending. While the character of Jamie Foxx is more fighter, more reticent and resists hope. It also has very emotional scenes, but stands out for its sobriety.

Towards the end of the film he also addresses another experience about social reintegration, showing the disconnection of those who leave prison. Through photographs, it transfers the impact and consequences at the psychological level of such an unfair experience.

There are also two other important characters, prosecutor Chapman and prisoner Tim Blake Nelson. The first has a turn towards the end, which also does not become an evolution. While the second does decide to do the right thing after several conversations with Bryan (Michael B. Jordan) and brings the vision of a white man in jail and the past that led him there. Remember, perhaps because of the theme of injustice and discrimination, to movies that we recommend as Men of Honor (2001), Invictus (2010), The Butler (2013), and even The Blind Side (2010).


Synopsis It tells the true story of the young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his historic battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan receives very lucrative job offers. But he prefers to head to Alabama to defend people who have been wrongly convicted or lacked resources to have adequate legal representation.
country U.S
Address Destin Cretton
Script Destin Cretton, Andrew Lanham
Distribution Michael B. Jordan, Brie Larson, Jamie Foxx, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Tim Blake Nelson, Rob Morgan
Gender Drama
Duration 136 min.
Original title Just mercy
Premiere 02/28/2020

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