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Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jul 4, 2012
    70
    It presents Perry as a likable, hard-working artist, someone you root for, even if she's not on your iPod.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jul 3, 2012
    63
    When you see and hear so many fans of so many backgrounds expounding on what "Firework" means to them, you realize that while a song may or may not be for you, it most certainly is for others.
  3. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Jul 4, 2012
    91
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Jul 4, 2012
    70
    The secret, which "Part of Me" captures quite nicely, was to just let her be.
  5. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Jul 5, 2012
    70
    Despite this careful (and successful) depiction of a warm and decent person, Perry the pop star remains stubbornly two-dimensional.
  6. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Jul 6, 2012
    75
    Briskly effective, humanizing.
  7. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    Jul 5, 2012
    63
    Part of Me is Perry's visually spectacular testimonial to her own indomitable determination to follow her dreams. The fact that the film lends itself to some really colorful Pinterest pages is merely a bonus.
  8. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jul 5, 2012
    75
    As it stands, her music gets under your skin and makes you feel good - and the movie makes you feel good about Katy Perry.
  9. 75
    Perry manages to pull it off here, coming off completely likable and real, never insufferable and fake.
  10. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Jul 3, 2012
    70
    The live performances in particular feature an energized sheen sometimes missing from Perry's music videos featuring the very same songs.
  11. Reviewed by: Edna Gundersen
    Jul 5, 2012
    75
    Does Part of Me plumb the depths of her soul? Hardly. As billed, it's a part of Perry she's willing to share.
  12. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Jul 4, 2012
    70
    Seemingly composed in a laboratory from stray bits of Betty Boop, Sailor Moon and Daphne from "Scooby-Doo," pop princess Katy Perry is the closest thing to a human cartoon the music business has produced since Kiss. This is an impression that concert-tour documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me looks to round out and humanize, and it's successful in a number of strange, seemingly accidental ways.
  13. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Jul 5, 2012
    63
    Fan or not, it's hard not to give in to Perry's endearing charms.
User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 125 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 31
  2. Negative: 10 out of 31
  1. Jul 8, 2012
    3
    Unless you're a fan of bubblegum kiddie pop and senseless cupcake and candy dresses you will not like the huge pandering of a movie. It isUnless you're a fan of bubblegum kiddie pop and senseless cupcake and candy dresses you will not like the huge pandering of a movie. It is supposed to be a documentary but we get nothing as to how she rose to fame and nothing on her creative process which only leads you to believe that this pop star is nothing more than a music producer's puppet. Full Review »
  2. Jul 5, 2012
    10
    Fantastic Film, It really takes you inside her life in a whole different way, she doesn't hide anything and is not afraid to be vulnerable.Fantastic Film, It really takes you inside her life in a whole different way, she doesn't hide anything and is not afraid to be vulnerable. She is a true inspiration. Full Review »
  3. Jul 5, 2012
    10
    Fantastic film. There is the perfect balance between revealing the story of Katy's success and providing entertaining performances of herFantastic film. There is the perfect balance between revealing the story of Katy's success and providing entertaining performances of her biggest hits to dazzle you. If you're a fan of Katy Perry, you must go see this. Full Review »