Ethel (2012)

Ethel is a feature length documentary about the remarkable life of Ethel Kennedy, told by those who know Ethel best: her family. Directed by her Emmy-Award winning daughter, Rory Kennedy, the film features candid interviews with Ethel and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 12, 2012
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Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe

Kennedy buffs will enjoy Ethel enormously. Others likely will think it's about half an hour too long.

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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter

This intimate, revealing portrait of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, directed by their youngest daughter, is a unique installment in the cultural history of this storied family.

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Cynthia Fuchs

The film offers images for the rest of us to parse, public performances that may or may not reveal what we want to see.

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Ed Bark
Uncle Barky

Even with its air-brushing and reticent title subject, Ethel is a watchable, oft-affecting film.

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John Anderson

A Kennedy family album of insight-free affection and nostalgia that lobs long, lofting softballs at its subject.

Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

A moving, highly enjoyable, thoroughly absorbing portrait.

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Mark A. Perigard
Boston Herald

While often touching, it's a lightweight addition to HBO's schedule.

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