Delightful for fans, Perry's screen debut is a calculated but entertaining proposition.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mostly pointed toward her fans who want to bask in the delightful and vivacious Perry.
If you are a 'KatyCat'. I imagine you've already got tickets. But if you get dragged along to this you won't find yourself looking for the nearest noose.
Katy Perry: Part of Me is the biggest surprise of 2012. It's not just a fluff piece for the fans, but a spectacularly made, emotionally honest portrait of one of pop culture's biggest personalities.
| Original Score: 9/10
I'm still not sure how intentional this paradoxical mix of sexiness and childlike goofiness really is.
| Original Score: 7/10
... a sympathetic, even adoring portrait ...
The prime reason for this movie's infectious spirit is Perry's performance in concert.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sequined and sparkly, like Katy Perry, this documentary is aimed at her fanatic preteen fan base.
Pre-teen girls will love it and their parents will appreciate the unusual depth of this concert documentary.
| Original Score: 6/10
Against all of the odds in a business that is potentially so ephemeral, dangerously shallow, nihilistic and sycophantic, Part of Me is, in its own little way, one of the films of the year.
| Original Score: 4/5
A fascinating and surprisingly intimate look at the person inside the superstar.
Through it all, through her cotton-candy-colored hair hues, her candy-store concert sets and cheesy looking stage costumes, all her chart-topping success, Perry comes of as genuine...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
If you are a Katy Perry fan, you love her and everything about her, you should have fun with this movie. If you don't care about her, Ted is still out in theaters.
| Original Score: Schmoed it up
The other thing you learn is that she had an interesting childhood...both her parents are preachers, traveling ministers. "Do ya feel the power of the Lord upon you"?? 700 Club on steroids kinda stuff.
This documentary should really be renamed All Of Me, as pop star Katy opens her backstage dressing room, her wardrobe and her heart for the cameras.
I saw Katy Perry: Part of Me -- and I liked it.
It's filled with pizzazz and sparkle, but not enough to distract from the real person under the cupcake skirt.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Like that recent Justin Bieber documentary, Part of Me proves to be a surprisingly digestible entertainment.
Ultimately, while this is a Perry promotional movie, it manages to be a refreshingly honest portrayal of one of music's biggest stars.
Although there are moments when the filmmakers' fingerprints are nearly visible on the manipulated putty of an audience, the scenes aren't enough to break the fruit-flavored spell.