The film is based on a true story that takes place in Monroeville, Alabama. Be sure to visit the Harper Lee Museum as you leave town. Johnny Lee (Jamie Foxx) was convicted of the murder of Rhonda Morrison. The conviction was based on perjured testimony. Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) is a Harvard lawyer and is in town to defend the poor and bring justice to death row cases. He believes Johnny Lee is innocent and attempts to get his conviction overturned.
Jamie Foxx gave us a great performance. Brie Larson demonstrates she can do something other than parade around in a tight costume. Michael B. Jordan was fine, but I can only think about how Denzel would have done it better.
I am a sucker for films based on true civil rights stories.
Guide: No swearing, sex, or nudity in this prison film.