• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 18, 2012
  • Season #: 1
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4

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Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Oct 18, 2012
    70
    Though Ethel can't possibly be construed as a tell-all, much less the work of an impartial observer, it's great that someone finally got her to talk at all.
  2. Reviewed by: Cynthia Fuchs
    Oct 18, 2012
    70
    Again and again, Ethel insists she doesn't like to "talk about" her self, doesn't like to be introspective. And so the film offers images for the rest of us to parse, public performances that may or may not reveal what we want to see.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Oct 18, 2012
    50
    As it is, Kennedy buffs will enjoy Ethel enormously. Others likely will think it's about half an hour too long.