Just Mercy: the Cineworld Unlimited reactions are in

Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx brought the house down at last night's Cineworld Unlimited screening of Just Mercy. This emotional courtroom drama is based on a true story that's inspiring and heartbreaking by turns, centering on a Harvard-educated lawyer who makes death row representation his life's crusade.

Jordan plays the attorney in question, Bryan Stevenson, who nobly takes on the apparently hopeless case of convicted death row inmate Walter McMillian (Foxx). The latter has been wrongfully imprisoned for the 1986 murder of a white woman in Alabama, and Stevenson's bold representation galvanises the local black community, with help from legal advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson).

The movie is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed Larson in acclaimed 2013 indie movie Short Term 12, and is set to move into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings. So what did Unlimited members make of Just Mercy?

Here's the response from David Evans who lauds Jordan's performance.

Stephanie Calver says the movie strikes profound emotional chords.

Avantika says the movie is required viewing in today's climate.

Simon Winstanley describes the movie as a modern classic.

Ash Cohen says there was a palpably visceral reaction come the ending of the movie.

And Claire Allan describes the movie as an emphatic plea for compassion and solidarity.

Just Mercy is released in Cineworld cinemas on the 17th of January. If you were at last night's screening, tweet us your responses @Cineworld and using #CineworldUnlimited.

Your next Cineworld Unlimited screening is Clint Eastwood drama Richard Jewell, an emotive drama that recounts a shocking miscarriage of justice. Newcomer Paul Walter Hauser leads a starry cast including Sam Rockwell, Jon Hamm and Kathy Bates. The movie screens in advance on the 14th of January.

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