John Lewis: Good Trouble

critic Reviews

, 96% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Ron WynnNashville Scene
    That material is no less vivid and shocking today than it was decades ago, and Lewis was right at the center of numerous epic events.
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    Lays out just how much of this history the civil rights [Lewis] activist has been alive to see-and just how much of it he has impacted, as well.
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    Christopher SchobertFilmswoon
    The sight of Lewis as the film begins, walking slowly but with great purpose through Washington, D.C., is tremendously powerful. So is the film.
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    Victoria BrownworthBay Area Reporter
    Porter's film has a plethora of amazing archival footage. It is perhaps the most compelling element of the film, drawing the viewer into the Civil Rights era with vivid imagery.
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