[Screen It]


(2019) (Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx) (PG-13)

At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Mild
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Minor
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Moderate
Sex/Nudity Mild
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate

Drama: A young, idealistic lawyer moves to the deep South and tries to prove that a middle-aged man on death row is innocent.
It's the late 1980s and Bryan Stevenson (MICHAEL B. JORDAN) is a young, idealistic lawyer who's moved from Delaware to Monroe County, Alabama to provide legal services to black men on death row there. With just the assistance of his white paralegal, Eva Ansley (BRIE LARSON), Bryan visits the local prison and, also being a black man, encounters blatant racism himself. That isn't surprising to one inmate, Walter McMillian (JAMIE FOXX), a.k.a. Johnny D., who's faced that his entire life culminating in him recently being falsely accused, convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a white teenage girl.

While Walter spends his days commiserating with fellow death row inmates Anthony Ray Hinton (O'SHEA JACKSON JR.) and Herbert Richardson (ROB MORGAN) -- the latter being a Vietnam War vet suffering from PTSD -- Bryan sets out working on Walter's case, but obviously gets nowhere with the racist sheriff, Tom Tate (MICHAL HARDING), or new District Attorney Tommy Chapman (RAFE SPALL).

But Walter's family -- even including his wife, Minnie (KARAN KENDRICK), who he cheated on -- is happy that he's handling the legal matters for free, and Bryan thinks he's uncovered important facts when he learns that the prosecution's main witness, Ralph Myers (TIM BLAKE NELSON), is a self-serving felon whose testimony was forced by others.

From that point on, Bryan races against time to prove Walter's innocence before he becomes yet another inmate on death row to be executed.

The subject matter might be of interest to some teens, but I don't otherwise see this as a huge draw for kids unless they're fans of anyone in the cast.
For thematic content including some racial epithets.

I have subscribed to ScreenIt for more than a decade. I check in every week to take advantage of their amazing services. Not only does their site provide a glimpse of exactly what content a movie offers, I've found the “Our Take” reviews and ratings for each movie to be right on the money every single time. I've referred dozens of friends to this service because my #1 resource for deciding whether or not to show a movie to my kids, or to see one myself, is ScreenIt.com!

Josh Nisbet
Director, State of CA Public Sector

I signed up to get Screen It weekly reviews a long time ago, when my kids were young and I wanted to know more about movies before we went to a theater or rented. Now one child is in law school, other in undergraduate, and I still read the weekly Screen Its! It helps me know what my husband and I want to see or rent, and what to have waiting at home that we all will enjoy when my "kids" come home. I depend on Screen It reviews. They usually just present the facts and let me decide if the movie is appropriate or of interest for my family and me. Thank you for providing that service, Screen It!

Patti Petree
Winston Salem, NC

I have 4 children who are now in college. I signed up for Screen It when my children were pre-teenagers. Often my children would ask to see a movie with a friend and I wished I could preview the movie prior to giving permission. A friend told me about ScreenIt.com and I found it to be the next best thing to previewing a movie. The amount of violence, sexual content, or language were always concerns for me and my husband as we raised innocent kids with morals. We constantly fought the peer pressure our kids received to see films that in our opinion were questionable. With the evidence we received at Screen It, our kids couldn't even fight us when we felt a film may have been inappropriate for them to watch. Thank you, Screen It. Continue to make this helpful service available to everyone, but especially the young parents.

Christine Doherty
Machesney Park, IL

Screenit.com is an amazing resource for parents, educators, church groups or anyone who wants to make an informed decision whether a movie is suitable for their viewing. The reviews and content descriptions are so detailed I am mystified how the reviewers can put them together.

Scott Heathe
Vancouver, BC

I love screen It! I don't know what I would do without it. It is well worth the membership. Before we take our son to the movies we check it out on screen it first. Thank you SO much for making it. Keep up the good work & keep 'em coming!!!

Patrina Streety
Moreno Valley California

Other new and recent reviews include:

[Around the World in 80 Days] [Family Camp] [Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Use and Disclaimer
By entering this site you acknowledge to having read and agreed to the above conditions.

All Rights Reserved,
©1996-2022 Screen It, Inc.