Movie Review: To Kill a Mokingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 black and white film written by Horton Foote and directed by Robert Mulligan. The film stars Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

The film follows two young siblings, Jem and Scout, over the course of three years. Their Father, Atticus Finch, who is a widow is a lawyer and, the children, from their Fathers work, learn important morals and values. The main plot focuses on the trial of Tom Robinson, who is a black man accused of rape by Mayella Ewell. Atticus is assigned to the case and proceeds to defend the accused. 

Over the course of the film, the children learn about morals, racism and, that you should always stand up for what you believe in.

One of the many things I liked about the film is the innocence of the children and how that plays within the film. At the beginning of the film, these children don’t understand the world around them, but as the film progresses, they start to learn about morals and prejudice and that was really good.

Another aspect of the film that l like is Gregory Pecks performance. He is able to portray this character, who has high morals, while needing to teach his children about the world. One of the best scenes in the film focuses on Pecks character as he delivers a resounding speech to the jury about his client and doing the right thing no matter what.

Also the film being in black and white did not bother me at all because I was invested in the characters and the story.

If you haven’t, I highly recommend checking out this classic. 

I’ll be trying to do at least one review per week of movies I haven’t seen yet, so stay tuned if you’re interested and thanks for checking out this review.


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