While often touching, it's a lightweight addition to HBO's schedule.
| Original Score: B
Kennedy buffs will enjoy Ethel enormously. Others likely will think it's about half an hour too long.
The film offers images for the rest of us to parse, public performances that may or may not reveal what we want to see.
| Original Score: 7/10
Even with its air-brushing and reticent title subject, Ethel is a watchable, oft-affecting film.
A moving, highly enjoyable, thoroughly absorbing portrait.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
A Kennedy family album of insight-free affection and nostalgia that lobs long, lofting softballs at its subject.
| Original Score: 5/5