John Lewis: Good Trouble

critic Reviews

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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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    Lindsey BahrAssociated Press
    Perhaps the most striking aspect of the film is how prophetic it is. Although it doesn't offer any reflection on the current moment, it also won't come as a surprise how we got here.
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    Verne GayNewsday
    Engaging portrait of the Civil Rights icon.
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    Christy LemireRogerEbert.com
    An intimate homage to both the legend and the man, as spry and lively as Lewis himself.
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    Carla RenataThe Curvy Film Critic
    Rep. John Lewis is a legend who endured fractured skulls, repeated arrests and beatings no human being should endure to fight for Civil Rights. Good Trouble honors his life and legacy with grace and dignity
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    Raquel StecherQuelle Movies
    John Lewis: Good Trouble serves as a much needed call-to-action during troubling times.
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    Jonah KoslofskyThe Spool
    Just as Lewis doesn't have to live up to an impossible ideal for us to recognize him as a living legend, Good Trouble doesn't have to be the most groundbreaking documentary to exist as a worthwhile piece of filmmaking.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonSan Francisco Examiner
    It's a powerful film about an incredible man. If anything, "John Lewis: Good Trouble" is possibly too short, attempting to pack in so much biographical and personal information into a mere 97 minutes.
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