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Singer Whitney Houston (Yaya DaCosta) skyrockets to fame and has a tumultuous marriage with fellow entertainer Bobby Brown (Arlen Escarpeta).

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

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

    January 20, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • 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.

    January 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.

    January 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.

    January 16, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • 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.

    January 15, 2015 | Full Review…

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  • Dec 14, 2018
    One of the worse biopics I’ve seen.
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