Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life

2017

Documentary

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 75%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 75% · 250 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.6/10 10 1124 1.1K

Director

Top cast

Jamie Foxx as Self
Rita Ora as Self
720p.BLU
735.4 MB
1280*536
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 19 min
Seeds 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by wassupbruh 6 / 10

OK doc, but way too late

As another commenter mentioned, its like 6 or 7 years too late for this. It would have been right on time had it been only about his music, but a lot of it was discussing the incident. I would have liked to know more about his creative process too but overall, I couldn't turn it off. Chris Brown is extremely talented and yea he made a few mistakes so what.

Reviewed by t-phommachanh 6 / 10

Was OK...

A story of a big superstar and his eventual fall from grace and how it has defined not only his career but himself as a person. This film delves a deeper look from his early rise to fame to the now famous incident which has now tarnished his reputation and how we hear it from his side. Although it starts off well it starts to feel more like propaganda which to me feels like a film already too late to have been made.

I cannot say too much but it is just your typical documentary which feels like it is to invoke sympathy for the disgraced singer. Being a fan of his music I felt compelled to watch this film to hopefully see a different side of him. At first it was good and fair for him to let him tell his side of the story and what happened (now we need Rihanna's side) but given all the detail and comments from other people in his life and their opinions it gave a "I know what i did was wrong but please sympathise with me" kind of vibe. I can give him credit for being aware of his actions and trying to do the right thing but it feels hard to accept any change given behaviours and incidents after that incident.

Here we see interviews from other celebrities who have worked with him and seem to know him on a closer level but it seems that they are there to defend him and let the audience realise that we are human and to accept Chris Brown as a human who has done the wrong thing but a fall from grace is the only way to learn to move back up because what other way can there be to go?

In the end I do see this a some kind of film that is trying to give Chris Brown some kind of redemption and a different point of view of his past behaviours. It doesn't seem to work very well as it tries too hard to make him become any bit likable as a person but we must remember that he has done his time and he is trying to turn around. The past will always be there to haunt him and people will remind him of it. Whether you like him or hate him he is defined by what actions he will take moving forward and if he's learned anything at all.

I can't say it was a great film but interesting enough that I was able to sit through it all. I cannot say it will redeem himself and what he's done.

Give it a chance but it doesn't feel like it will change your opinion of him as it kind of feels forced on you to.

Reviewed by ameliewinchester 1 / 10

Wish there was a 0 star option

Plot of the biography shows his rise to fame but basically sets him up to be a victim of labels and how his success has been ruined because of Rihanna. It seems like a pathetic call for pity without owning up for his actions. At first I thought this was some crazy celebrity nouveau-art-ironic-satirical piece but sad to say it isn't.

For fans who are watching it to justify and validate their belief that he is changed, you will be sorely disappointed.

For fans who are watching it since they believe it was just a bad PR moment that ruined a respectable man, I would suggest reading the official police statement pdfs of the incident.

Uninformative biography, an attempt to excuse abuse and violence. Not sure why his PR team thought it would be okay for him to make this documentary and dig up the past since the angle of his biography is poorly executed.

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