Ethel (2012)



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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 seven of her children. The film is a personal portrait of Ethel's political awakening, the life she shared with Robert F. Kennedy, and the years following his death when she raised their eleven children on her own. Intimate, funny, and deeply moving, Ethel … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Written By: Mark Bailey
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

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

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Boston Globe
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Even with its air-brushing and reticent title subject, Ethel is a watchable, oft-affecting film.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Uncle Barky
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A moving, highly enjoyable, thoroughly absorbing portrait.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review… | February 10, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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A Kennedy family album of insight-free affection and nostalgia that lobs long, lofting softballs at its subject.

Full Review… | January 24, 2012
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Boston Herald

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