Like ,"Ulee's Gold", "Marvin's Room", and "Evita", this film has: plot, substance, and quality acting , all without special effects, aliens, blood and gore.
It also gets kudos for being based on a true story without being tiresome.
Merleye Evers, the widow of Medgar Evars, an African-American gunned down in his own driveway during the 60's, wants her husband's case reopened. She hopes that in the early 90's, a jury will find Delay Beckwith, the racist radical who murdered her husband and got off the hook, guilty. Attorney Bobby DeLaughter helps Merelye, much to the dismay of his racist neighbors in Mississippi.
This movie is pretty long, but it's definitely worth the two hours + in front of the screen.
My rating: 3 stars
Rating: PG-13 (for mild language and menacing action)