Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      Civil: Ben Crump

      PG-13 Released Jun 17, 2022 1h 41m Documentary List
      88% Tomatometer 17 Reviews 70% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings CIVIL is an intimate vérité look at the life of maverick civil rights attorney Ben Crump and his mission to raise the value of Black life in America. Through the lens of award-winning filmmaker Nadia Hallgren (Becoming), CIVIL follows a year in the life as Crump takes on the civil cases for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Andre Hill. Peeling back the many layers of Crump, Hallgren gives a behind-the-scenes look at his upbringing and his balance of work and family life. CIVIL also underscores other countless issues Crump is passionate about including environmental justice and banking while Black. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

      Where to Watch

      Civil: Ben Crump

      Netflix

      Watch Civil: Ben Crump with a subscription on Netflix.

      Critics Reviews

      View All (17) Critics Reviews
      Dwight Brown DwightBrownInk.com Director Nadia Hallgren takes a balanced approach to establishing all Crump’s personae: media-savvy attorney, savior, counselor, extended family member, spokesman, activist. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 21, 2022 Full Review Noel Murray Los Angeles Times Mostly, this is a fascinatingly detailed look at the hard work Crump’s team does to build effective cases, even for people who don’t land in the national headlines. Jun 24, 2022 Full Review Lisa Kennedy New York Times Given Crump’s vital role in momentous litigation, “Civil” may be crucial viewing — but it’s not always revealing. Jun 20, 2022 Full Review Cory Woodroof 615 Film This actually works a lot better than most “meet this person and see what they do” documentaries because of how humanizing it is. Nov 30, 2022 Full Review Rahul Desai News9 Live (India) Being civil in the face of cultural hostility, after all, is a symbol for the ages. Jul 19, 2022 Full Review John Serba Decider Civil could use a little more depth and focus at times, but as a profile of a compelling figure in modern America, it succeeds at capturing what drives and sustains Ben Crump’s quest for justice. Jul 6, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (4) audience reviews
      Audience Member A loteral con man propped up for his preference the fleece families out of their savings and donations through his promotion of The Message. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Very enlightening. We see Crump everywhere - but was not aware of his many, many other cases. He is truly an advocate for the marginalized. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Vincent S I watched CIVIL through the lens of having lived through the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s. It's painful to see how little has changed. The world needs more people like Ben Crump who are willing to fight for what is right and for those who can't fight for themselves. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/20/22 Full Review Bruce W Terrible propoganda. Ben Crump is a racist grifter who is happy to lie and ruin peoples' lives for the sake of wealth and power. This "documentary" is not to be taken seriously. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 06/20/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      94% 85% Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali TRAILER for Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali 86% 73% Misha and the Wolves 96% 82% The Dissident TRAILER for The Dissident 98% 51% Time TRAILER for Time 98% 55% Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America TRAILER for Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America Discover more movies and TV shows. View More

      Movie Info

      Synopsis CIVIL is an intimate vérité look at the life of maverick civil rights attorney Ben Crump and his mission to raise the value of Black life in America. Through the lens of award-winning filmmaker Nadia Hallgren (Becoming), CIVIL follows a year in the life as Crump takes on the civil cases for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Andre Hill. Peeling back the many layers of Crump, Hallgren gives a behind-the-scenes look at his upbringing and his balance of work and family life. CIVIL also underscores other countless issues Crump is passionate about including environmental justice and banking while Black.
      Director
      Nadia Hallgren
      Producer
      Nadia Hallgren, Kenya Barris, Roger Ross Williams, Lauren Cioffi
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Rating
      PG-13 (Strong Language|Thematic Material)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 17, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 19, 2022
      Runtime
      1h 41m
      Most Popular at Home Now