Katy Perry: Part of Me Reviews

  • Part of Me works hard to prove it's more than a glorified infomercial, and one reason it is more is that Perry has a startling story to tell.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • "Part of Me" will never be mistaken for "The Red Shoes" (though Ms. Perry has some of those, as well as every other color), but her negotiation of the painfully competing demands of stardom and marriage is undeniably poignant.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • It's difficult to assess the authenticity of Perry's big-screen portrait, shaped by handlers, friends, family and gushing Katy Kats. But her zeal, geeky enthusiasm and generous spirit feel genuine.

    Edna Gundersen — USA Today

  • 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.

    Stephanie Merry — Washington Post

  • Just like it says, "Part of Me" is one aspect of Perry, but her fans may leave the movie wanting more.

    Mark Shanahan — Boston Globe

  • You never get the sense that the camera was ever allowed to see anything that Perry didn't want it to see.

    Karina Longworth — Village Voice

  • Perry may be the world's most high-profile tease, but she sure knows how to show us a good time.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • I gained respect for Perry, her work ethic and personal rediscovery.

    Mario Tarradell — Dallas Morning News

  • What is there of interest for non-Katy-Perry fans? Not a whole lot... Still, I was hardly bored.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • I find Perry likable in her camera-friendliness.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • What is worth seeing - and shelling out the 3-D premium for - is Perry's eye-popping showmanship.

    David Hiltbrand — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • "Part of Me" succeeds because it's not afraid to let its big star be vulnerable.

    Kara Nesvig — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • "Part of Me" is more electronic press kit than fly-on-the-wall documentary.

    Adam Graham — Detroit News

  • I'm not sure what I was expecting from "Katy Perry: Part of Me," but I know it wasn't this: a pleasant surprise.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Ever the professional, the pop star has surrounded herself with people who know how to make a tour work - but none of them seem well-equipped to give a heartbroken 27-year-old girl a much needed hug.

    Sara Stewart — New York Post

  • There's nothing new or radical in those ideals - learning to accept yourself, not taking life too seriously - but they are messages that resonate with her young fans, female and male, and that's not at all a bad thing.

    Bruce Demara — Toronto Star

  • We're left with zero sense of what she's really like as a granddaughter, sister, boss, or friend.

    Dana Stevens — Slate

  • A mix of interviews, reality-TV style behind-the-scenes footage and 3D concert scenes, the movie is attractively, if conventionally, assembled.

    Justin Lowe — Hollywood Reporter

  • As artificial as much of the apparatus surrounding Perry may be, none of it works without her charisma at the center. That comes through in "Part of Me," as does her intense drive to succeed after early failures.

    Jake Coyle — Associated Press

  • As one record executive put it, for too long the industry tried to make Katy Perry into something or someone else. The secret, which "Part of Me" captures quite nicely, was to just let her be.

    Betsy Sharkey — Los Angeles Times

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