At this point, one might think there’s not much left to say about a family that has come closer than any other to being anointed American royalty, and in a sense, that’s true. But the idealism and passion that surrounded Kennedy’s campaign, coupled with the nagging questions about a legacy unfulfilled and the echoes of a half-century ago still reverberating today, make this a sterling addition to that filmography.
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 (mostly) look back at that rich history, that’s a race “Bobby Kennedy for President” wins by a landslide.
“Bobby Kennedy for President” premieres April 27 on Netflix.