Bobby Kennedy for President: Season 1 Reviews

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.
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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April 25, 2018
Exhaustive, admiring, comprehensive and richly documented, Bobby Kennedy for President nevertheless doesn't feel especially revelatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4