John Lewis: Good Trouble

2020 • 97 minutes
3.9
45 reviews
94%
Tomatometer
PG
Rating
Eligible
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An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis' life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism - from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent "the boy from Troy" a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King's closest allies. He organized Freedom Rides that left him bloodied or jailed, and stood at the front lines in the historic marches on Washington and Selma. He never lost the spirit of the "boy from Troy" and called on his fellow Americans to get into "good trouble" until his passing on July 17, 2020.
Rating
PG
3.9
45 reviews
Jocelyn S
July 9, 2020
This was a great peek at one of the world's best, strongest yet gentlest man in US history. A true underdog and hero that doesn't get near enough credit for his peaceful and tolerant actions to pull the USA on the right side of history.
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movie buff
August 5, 2020
I loved it. His life was so very inspirational. The world just lost a good man. I also wish that it was free to watch because he just died. It would be a nice thing to do in honor of a great man.
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Trevor Lee
September 28, 2020
John Lewis will be remembered as a civil rights icon who fought for equal rights among people of color and he will be remembered for marching on that bridge with the one the only MLK Jr. This was a great documentary and I'm going to watch it again because of all the great things John Lewis has done for this country.
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