• Clemency (2019)

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Release Date: December 27th, 2019

DVD Release Date: March 24th, 2020

R |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

Cast: Wendell Pierce, Alfre Woodward, Aldis Hodge, Richard Schiff, LaMonica Garrett, Vernee Watson

Director: Chinonye Chukwu

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Big Indie Pictures, Bronwyn Cornelius Productions, ACE Pictures Entertainment

Distributors: Neon

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It's the humanity and compassion invested across all the principal characters that makes this contemplative examination of the terrible weight of taking a life so commanding. show more

  • 70
    Norman GidneyFilm Threat

    Clemency is a staggering achievement in its portrayal of a story that we often ignore out of simple spite or ignorance that humanizes all angles with compassion. show more

  • 83
    Eric KohnIndieWire

    Chukwu maintains an impressive command over her material, but Woodard herself becomes the movie’s central storyteller. show more

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