Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable Reviews

January 8, 2019
In Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres struggles to regain the edge that she has lost in that intervening time...In defending Hart without any sort of thoughtful inquiry, DeGeneres abdicated her responsibility to her audience.
December 26, 2018
I just wish she gave us more of her own visceral humanness and trusted us to receive her with a little more darkness than her brand typically allows for.
December 20, 2018
It also makes her more real to everyone - to her fans and anyone else who has an immutable notion of who she is without taking into account the expectation of who we expect her to be.
December 20, 2018
It's goofy, and if there's an edge underneath DeGeneres's frustration with the complaint that she may no longer be relatable, it's buried deep.
Top Critic
December 18, 2018
Irony wins and Ellen rules. Fury has had nothing to do with DeGeneres' triumph or enduring appeal.
December 18, 2018
After all this time away from the stage, Relatable [is] a promising new beginning for an old pro.
December 20, 2018
Relatable is the work of an entertainer who has given herself permission: to admit just how awful it felt to be rejected by people she loves because of who she is; to complain about being asked to dance wherever she goes; to not be relatable.
December 20, 2018
This special is damn delightful.
December 20, 2018
All relatable stuff. If not out-and-out gut-busting or thought-provoking. Does comedy necessarily have to be either of those, though? Can't funny just be funny?
December 20, 2018
However un-relatable DeGeneres might claim to be, her special feels like a joyous invitation; perhaps the next one won't take 15 years to arrive.