Lifetime's 'Whitney': What the Critics Are Saying

January 18, 2015 4:20 PM

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Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic aired Saturday night (Jan. 17), with Yaya DeCosta portraying the iconic songstress and Arlen Escapeta playing her husband, R&B star Bobby Brown.

The controversial telepic -- made without the participation of the late singer's family or the use of her original recordings -- also marks Angela Bassett's directorial debut. Rather than tackle the entirety of Houston's life, the project zooms in on her career highs and marriage, and makes no menti...

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