Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

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2022
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144 mins
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Naomi Ackie (The End of the F***ing World) plays the one and only Whitney Houston in this career-spanning biopic of... More

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Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody | Ratings & Reviews

"A smoothly watchable and well performed piece of work. It is almost a 144-minute narrative montage, and very avoidant on key issues..."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"A jukebox retelling of Whitney Houston’s parabola from sweatshirts to sequins."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Every component of what makes a movie—aside from the impeccable costuming—undermines the performances here."

RogerEbert.comRogerEbert.com

"(Ackie) does well, catching the contradictions in Houston’s character... But physically, Ackie bears only a superficial resemblance to the singer."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"A consistently entertaining biopic that rarely digs beneath the surface despite the 2 hour and 26 minute running time."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"McCarten’s algorithmic script skips down the various sections of Houston’s Wikipedia page with all the flow of a scratched greatest hits CD."

IndieWireIndieWire

"You’ll probably enjoy it. And even if you don’t like everything, you’ll probably enjoy arguing with it."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"The movie works determinedly, almost single-mindedly to bring the focus back to (Houston's) talent."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"(An) execrable misfire."

The TimesThe Times

"Dance With Somebody is a sanitised, trope-laden retelling of Houston’s life that lacks purpose and a point-of-view."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"This is an honourable attempt to give Houston’s story a respectable cinematic telling."

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post

"Surface-level execution means (Houston's) story is not quite done justice. But Naomi Ackie's performance shines above everything else."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody | Details

Rating
M, Drug references and coarse language
Runtime
144
Genre
Drama, Music, True Story & Biography
Country of origin
USA

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