Whitney: Can I Be Me Reviews

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 ...
August 15, 2017
We're fortunate to witness such impassioned consideration of Houston's art, career and life from the people who actually knew her. Still, it's notable that [Houston's closest confidante Robyn] Crawford isn't interviewed here.
August 10, 2017
What Whitney insinuates is that Houston's downfall and death aren't so much attributable to drug addiction as they are to her inability to reconcile so many conflicting aspects of her personality.
August 10, 2017
Whitney: 'Can I Be Me is a nearly joyless and melancholy piece of work. Because we know how it ends.
April 30, 2017
"Whitney: 'Can I Be Me'" has no conspiracies to uncover. It just has a story to tell, and it does that incredibly compellingly.