Bobby Kennedy for President: Season 1 (2018)

Season 1
Bobby Kennedy for President

Critics Consensus

Bobby Kennedy for President crafts a poignant, nuanced view of a political process and a human being.



Critic Ratings: 21


Audience Score

User Ratings: 40
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Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018
Air date: Apr 27, 2018

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Critic Reviews for Bobby Kennedy for President Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

Bobby Kennedy for President isn't meant to chastise anyone who dropped the ball so much as it illustrates how the following generations of Americans could develop into the citizens we are today.

Apr 30, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Bobby Kennedy for President, over its four-hour running time, uses its subject as a kind of microcosm for American politics itself.

Apr 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Exhaustive, admiring, comprehensive and richly documented, Bobby Kennedy for President nevertheless doesn't feel especially revelatory.

Apr 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Despite the fact "Bobby Kennedy For President" fails to paint a full portrait of Bobby... the series is a moving and frightening look at the cost of division and the price that an entire country pays for it.

Dec 14, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Regardless of your opinions of the Kennedys, this documentary series offers a revealing look at a painful period in our nation's history.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

To give the size and scope of RFK's life the justice it deserves, the series is a focused and fluid.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Porter knows how to use her materials for maximum emotional impact. If so much of what we see feels new, it may be because the footage is so intimate-it doesn't communicate news, but personalities, relationships and atmosphere.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Bobby Kennedy for President is no simplistic hagiography.

Apr 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Its 1960s clips of riots in the streets and police brutality against people of color, some of the footage looks long ago, while some of it looks all too contemporary.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Honest, revealing doc shows many sides of political legend.

May 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bobby Kennedy for President: Season 1

  • May 07, 2018
    Outstanding series about an amazingly interesting figure during an iconic era of American history.
  • May 02, 2018
    i recommend the new documentary bobby kennedy for president on netflix. it's a very well edited documentary about an extraordinary, charismatic, and determined politician. for those interested in american history and those who wish to learn about politics, this is essential viewinG.
  • Apr 27, 2018
    I thought we now hated woman assaulting/abusing white entitled men? This man was toilet bowl scum. Look at what he did to his wife? Look how he treated her. He planned the killing of foreign leaders. If you like fascist style propaganda then by all means enjoy being brainwashed by the people who created this crap.

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