Whitney

2015

Whitney (2015)

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"Whitney" chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model Whitney Houston and singer and songwriter Bobby Brown from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Houston's meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both. -- (C) Lifetime

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

In the end, you really are better off with the YouTube videos.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…
NPR
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While the wisdom of Whitney's premise is debatable, Bassett's execution is confident and thoughtful.

Jan 20, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
AV Club
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There's something pure and insightful about how [Angela] Bassett's camera looks at this couple as they flirt, rut, marry, fight, talk about their careers, and experience wild ups and downs, including moments of professional resentment or jealousy.

Jan 20, 2015 | Full Review…

While neither overly salacious or reverent, Whitney ... lacks dynamism in telling the tale of a very dynamic life, and falls short of illuminating anything about Houston that both diehard fans and casual observers of pop culture didn't already know.

Jan 19, 2015 | Full Review…

DaCosta, a former America's Next Top Model contestant, instead captures the butterfly -- or the one people fell in love with in the first place.

Jan 16, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Newsday
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Working from a script by Shem Bitterman, Bassett manages to make both of her leads relatively sympathetic, and to keep the story moving even when not a lot is happening.

Jan 15, 2015 | Full Review…
Variety
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