Bobby Kennedy for President: Season 1 Reviews

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April 30, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 30, 2018
Bobby Kennedy for President, over its four-hour running time, uses its subject as a kind of microcosm for American politics itself.
April 30, 2018
The crucial difference makes Bobby Kennedy for President feel necessary, especially for those who either don't remember the era or weren't alive when it all happened.
April 27, 2018
Meticulous, exhaustive and perceptive; [Dawn] Porter has sifted through yonks of archive: she takes a snip from the news here, one from a home movie there, others from rallies, speeches, holidays, and there's room for the dog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 26, 2018
Throughout, "Bobby Kennedy for President" provides information and sometimes fascinating film clips without ever giving us much of a sense of its subject, who remains a Don Draper-like cipher.
April 26, 2018
Ardent students of the Kennedys won't necessarily learn a lot new here. But in terms of whether it's worth finding the time for another black-and-white look back at that rich history, that's a race "Bobby Kennedy for President" wins by a landslide.
December 15, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 25, 2018
Regardless of your opinions of the Kennedys, this documentary series offers a revealing look at a painful period in our nation's history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 10, 2018
To give the size and scope of RFK's life the justice it deserves, the series is a focused and fluid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 27, 2018
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.
May 9, 2018
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 2, 2018
Honest, revealing doc shows many sides of political legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2018
Despite the jagged edges and a tone bordering on the hagiographic, Bobby Kennedy for President offers a succinct look at a process which seems rare if not critically endangered in American politics.
April 30, 2018
It's rare that a series of this nature hits so close to home, but Bobby Kennedy for President charms you and moves you from the beginning, much like the way Kennedy likely did all those years ago.
April 28, 2018
Bobby Kennedy for President is no simplistic hagiography.
April 27, 2018
A must-see for history buffs.
April 27, 2018
But slowly, quietly, the seemingly ordinary narrative focuses closer and closer on poignant, memorable images, meaningful conversations, and well-edited interviews that identify this as a relevant document.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
April 26, 2018
Although watchers will know its tragic ending from the start, Bobby Kennedy for President will make just about any casual viewer into a fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 25, 2018
It captures the appeal of the man, especially to a generation looking desperately for a leader who would bring the nation peace, within its borders and elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 25, 2018
What's impressive then is how Bobby Kennedy for President takes on new shadings in the episode that takes place after Bobby's death.
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