John Lewis: Good Trouble

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    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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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    Lewis is such a towering figure in American history, and American politics, that any tribute to him is a worthy one.
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    Katie WalshThe Playlist
    Lewis is such a towering figure in American history, and American politics, that any tribute to him is a worthy one.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    Good Trouble shows that Lewis has never lost sight of the principles that are essential to his country's survival and well-being.
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    Sean MulvihillFanboyNation.com
    Unfortunately, this great American doesn't get to be the subject of a great movie as John Lewis: Good Trouble is a scattershot work of biographical filmmaking.
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    Steve DavisAustin Chronicle
    Director Porter has done an excellent job assembling archival footage and interviews to tell Lewis' story; she has the markings of a great storyteller.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedHammer to Nail
    John Lewis: Good Trouble is the perfect primer on where we've come from and how to avoid going back there.
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    Loren KingNewport This Week (RI)
    Porter's engaging documentary doesn't do anything fancy and it doesn't need to; Lewis's personal story and the historical footage speaks volumes.
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