Just Mercy is a very emotional and moving film starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson. These powerful Just Mercy movie quotes had me crying, shaking, angry, and hopeful. They’ll really make you think about the justice system and how bias and bigotry interfere.
Most Powerful Just Mercy Movie Quotes
Just Mercy is the story of Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard graduate. He heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation, especially those on Death Row.
I loved Just Mercy, and it’s inspired me to fight harder for equality and fairness. After you watch the movie, I recommend you read the book. I read it a couple of years ago, and it was life-changing. Read my ‘Is Just Mercy family friendly‘ review before you take your kids.
Death Row Inmate: Working on Death Row is the best experience you’ve had so far? You need to get out more.
Bryan: I just want to help people.
Bryan’s mom: If you can’t see the danger in what you’re doing, you need to ask Harvard for your money back.
Bryan: You always taught me to fight for the people you need help the most.
Bryan’s Mom: What you’re doing is going to make a lot of people upset.
Eva: I was in before you even offered me the job.
Johnny D: They’ll chew you up and spit you out like every other black man.
Johnny D: You’re guilty from the moment you’re born.
Johnny D: You know how many people been freed from Alabama Death Row?
Bryan: My job is not to make people happy. It’s to achieve justice for my client.
Johnny D: This is just another excuse to lynch another black man.
John McMillian: It’s not just dad. It feels like they put us on Death Row, too.
Bryan: I know what it’s like to be in the shadows. That’s why I’m doing this.
Johnny D: That war made you sick. You’re supposed to be in the hospital. Not in here.
Johnny D: That don’t give anybody the right to kill you back.
Eva: Maybe people will stop trying to kill us when they realize how charming we are.
Herb: You the only one who cared enough to fight for me.
Bryan: I personally believe it’s never too late for justice.
Eva: When your family is hurting, you’re hurting.
Johnny D: If they take me to the chair tonight I’ll go out smiling, because I got my truth back.
Bryan: We can’t change the world with only ideas in our minds, we need conviction in our hearts.
Bryan: Our system has taken more from this man than we can give back.
Bryan: We all need justice. We all need mercy. And perhaps we need some measure of unmerited grace.
What were your favorite movie quotes from Just Mercy? I know I missed one of Bryan’s last speeches in the courtroom.
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