John Lewis: Good Trouble

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94% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score94%
  • It's far more conventional than the life it honors, but John Lewis: Good Trouble remains a worthy tribute to an inspiring activist and public servant.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A great movie to watch now and see how a struggle gets conducted.
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    Priscilla WardSalon.com
    There's a lot to glean from the battleground Lewis has stood on for six decades while demanding fairness, a hope, and dream, of every American. Good Trouble is of importance now more than ever.
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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    Despite the documentary's uneven aspects, his legacy is ample motivation for any student of history to see Good Trouble as a good investment.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    "John Lewis: Good Trouble" isn't a great film, but it has a great subject - and excellent timing.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    Although the film uses a conventional format, it makes an urgent argument: that a new wave of voter suppression has threatened the rights that Lewis labored to secure.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Good Trouble" couldn't be more timely. Yet it feels strangely incomplete, and finds Lewis, 80, looking back over his life even as there's still important work being done.
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    David HarrisSpectrum Culture
    Though director Dawn Porter's film flirts with hagiography, we do see a politician who remains determined to serve his people through clear-eyed legislation.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    I didn't realize just how much I needed director Dawn Porter's latest documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble until it was over.
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    Sandie Angulo ChenCommon Sense Media
    Inspiring, timely biography of Congress' legendary activist.
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    Linda and Al LernerMovies and Shakers
    Director Dawn Porter is meticulous in her biography of John Lewis' life and career focusing on his driven fight for civil rights and justice for all that hits at just the right moment.
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