• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 15, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Aug 16, 2011
    91
    This evocative hour doesn't lionize Steinem, but simply lays out what happened.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Aug 15, 2011
    80
    Rich as the subject is, the mix of first-person reminiscence with archival material doesn't overstay its welcome by a moment. As such, it's a wholly satisfying portrait, even if the view is every bit as rose-colored as Steinem's glasses.
  3. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Aug 15, 2011
    80
    A lot of the rest may feel like a rehash to women (and men) of a certain age, but for anyone not old enough to remember a time when network anchors, all male, felt free to make fun of the fledgling women's movement on the evening news, Gloria might yet have something to say.
  4. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Aug 15, 2011
    75
    By making us wonder what Steinem doesn't declare, we can come to a greater understanding of the complexities of the woman herself, but only if we are willing to venture beneath the surface.
  5. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Aug 15, 2011
    70
    [Her] presence is what both illuminates and limits Gloria: In Her Own Words.

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