Whitney: Can I Be Me Reviews

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August 18, 2017
It crafts a heartbreaking narrative through found footage, including never-before-seen interviews, performances and clips that address everything from her intimate relationship with best friend Robyn Crawford to her tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown.
August 18, 2017
Whitney itself operates on two levels -- delivering another cautionary tale about the price of fame, but also a tribute to a voice so big and buoyant that it continues to echo long after her death.
August 18, 2017
As is often the case in documentaries like this, absorbing all those details as part of one, tightly edited story gives them an impact they lack when digested in individual pieces over time.
August 17, 2017
A surprisingly conventional, dutifully respectful behind-the-scenes portrait of Whitney Houston's rise and struggles with fame and drugs before her death at 48.
August 17, 2017
"Whitney's" story makes for strong and compelling viewing even though it has something of a cobbled together feel to it.
August 16, 2017
[A] sharp, well-edited film ...
March 2, 2019
An uncharismatic documentary featuring many charismatic people, Whitney is basically watchable but hampered by an inability to push far enough.
November 13, 2018
It's surprising how little Broomfield inserts himself into the narrative...[he] is respectful and Crawford is only present in old footage...
November 3, 2018
By the film's end, truthfully, no greater insight has been extracted as to who this strangely anomalous superstar really was.
August 6, 2018
A sympathetic backstage documentary on the rise and fall of renown African-American singer Whitney Houston.
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