Clemency (review)

Clemency (review)
Clemency (review)
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The devastating opening execution sequence sets the tone for an absorbing and relentlessly dark drama. Alfre Woodard plays a prison warden who’s about to oversee her 12th execution. This film examines how it affects her professional and personal life. With Woodard in the lead, you can expect a moving performance and she delivers. Writer/director Chinonye Chukwu takes a pared down approach, which means the pace is deliberate and the observations are restrained. It’s less about the injustice of a wrongful conviction than Just Mercy (my review) and more about the significant toll that state execution takes on those affected.

 

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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