We're left with zero sense of what she's really like as a granddaughter, sister, boss, or friend.
-Dana StevensFull Review
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 MerryFull Review
"Part of Me" is more electronic press kit than fly-on-the-wall documentary.
-Adam GrahamFull Review
Just like it says, "Part of Me" is one aspect of Perry, but her fans may leave the movie wanting more.
-Mark ShanahanFull Review
What is worth seeing - and shelling out the 3-D premium for - is Perry's eye-popping showmanship.
-David HiltbrandFull Review
I gained respect for Perry, her work ethic and personal rediscovery.
-Mario TarradellFull Review
I'm willing to believe Perry is everything "Part of Me" says she is: kind, smart, talented, hardworking, deserving of success. I just wish the movie trusted me to decide for myself.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
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 GleibermanFull Review
[It] goes a bit beyond the usual music documentaries, which rarely document anything beyond how beloved their stars are.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
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 StewartFull Review
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 GoodykoontzFull Review
You realize the main drama of the movie - and Perry's career - is not that she has any special artistic talent, but rather the drive to take on an insane workload and see it through to the bitter end.
-Andrew MatsonFull Review
Any self-produced documentary about oneself is bound to be a propaganda film, but "Katy Perry: Part of Me" is a good one, and a persuasive one.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
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 GundersenFull Review
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 SharkeyFull Review
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 DemaraFull Review
"Part of Me" succeeds because it's not afraid to let its big star be vulnerable.
-Kara NesvigFull Review
"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. ScottFull Review
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 CoyleFull Review
You never get the sense that the camera was ever allowed to see anything that Perry didn't want it to see.
-Karina LongworthFull Review
Perry may be the world's most high-profile tease, but she sure knows how to show us a good time.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
What is there of interest for non-Katy-Perry fans? Not a whole lot... Still, I was hardly bored.
-Glenn KennyFull Review
I find Perry likable in her camera-friendliness.
-Michael PhillipsFull Review
A mix of interviews, reality-TV style behind-the-scenes footage and 3D concert scenes, the movie is attractively, if conventionally, assembled.
-Justin LoweFull Review
Mostly pointed toward her fans who want to bask in the delightful and vivacious Perry.
-Felix Vasquez Jr.Full Review
If you are a 'KatyCat'. I imagine you've already got tickets. But if you get dragged along to this you won't find yourself looking for the nearest noose.
-Adam RossFull Review
Katy Perry: Part of Me is the biggest surprise of 2012. It's not just a fluff piece for the fans, but a spectacularly made, emotionally honest portrait of one of pop culture's biggest personalities.
-Jonathan LackFull Review
I'm still not sure how intentional this paradoxical mix of sexiness and childlike goofiness really is.
-William BibbianiFull Review