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 offers a rare look inside a political dynasty strengthened by family bonds, a compassion for others, and a wisdom forged from both hardship and triumph. -- (C) Official Site
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Critic Reviews for Ethel

All Critics (8) | 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 9, 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
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Full Review… | January 21, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Ethel

What a beautiful documentary about a woman who endured so much loss. Wonderfully directed by her youngest daughter. This is a must see!

Tracy Fortenberry
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