John Lewis: Good Trouble

7.41 h 37 min2020X-Ray13+
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.
Dawn Porter
John LewisStacey AbramsRep. Colin Allred
DocumentaryArts, Entertainment, and Culture
English [CC]
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Bill ClintonHillary ClintonRep. Elijah Cummings
Dawn PorterErika AlexanderLaura MichalchyshynBen Arnon
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GigiReviewed in the United States on July 4, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Solid Documentary about an Amazing Man
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This documentary was a solid effort to tell the rich story of John Lewis. I appreciated learning more about the man and watching him watch footage of his life's work. It is a life well lived. Thank you, Mr. Lewis, and thank you Ms. Porter for sharing his story.
19 people found this helpful
S.M.Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Important work!
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I knew about Rep. John Lewis before this documentary, but know so much more now about him after watching John Lewis: Good Trouble. I appreciate learning the information. It was a good stylistic choice to have the story weave back and forth from the present day to historical times. What a great film! This would be perfect for teachers to use in the classroom.
19 people found this helpful
DarbyReviewed in the United States on July 9, 2020
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Wonderful Legacy-Great Movie-Blueprints to Legislation
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This documentary demonstrates the importance of a higher calling. John's life mission was in his genes, as is ours. He truly exemplified living what you believe and becoming what you want to see, even in the face of adversity. It is all very simple, as a nation, and in order to protect our democracy, we should always do what is right, register to vote, and let one's voice count by submitting a ballot on election day. Congressman Lewis's blueprint for doing good amidst so much trouble, his passion, consistency, and demonstrated efforts toward paths to new legislation really leave no room for excuse. What a wonderful legacy. Thank you, Erica Alexander and Dawn Porter!
13 people found this helpful
Toni T.Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disservice to Mr. Lewis
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I was really looking forward to this documentary about the work and life of John Lewis. Instead, what I got was some information about Mr. Lewis and an OBVIOUS political advertisement, interviewing people who were clearly not in Mr. Lewis’ inner circle, but instead are current political celebrities. I wish I had never purchased this movie. I can find information about this impressive man on my own without current politics being shoved down my throat.
5 people found this helpful
Maria E. LinoReviewed in the United States on July 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Vote to save our democracy
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This documentary is a must see. In a well-researched and entertaining manner, it shows how Sen. John Lewis has been, and continues to be, instrumental in championing our/everyone's right to vote, essential to saving our democracy.
11 people found this helpful
Netta's reviewReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
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Outstanding movie regarding John Lewis’ fight for blacks to vote.
10 people found this helpful
jurgen mirandaReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2020
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What a great man!
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This was so needed. A reminder to all that the fight continues to honor those that began the fight, and encourage those that will come. What a great man.
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DIANNE O'SULLIVANReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie about a living legend and hero
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Loved the movie but unfortunately amazon streaming would not stop buffering and stopping every 30 seconds so I had to buy the movie all over again from Verizon On demand to watch it. Lesson learned will not buy any streaming items from amazon again.
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