Ultimately, this rueful picture of Heath Ledger is a loving celebration of a passionate spirit and a tribute fittingly seen through the eyes of the artist himself.
What it does offer, however, is a touching celebration of his life — and it largely does so by using a collection of home videos Ledger recorded throughout his career.
I Am Heath Ledger is far too loving a portrait to be confused for art — don’t expect another “Amy” — but the film’s superficial approach is buoyed by an overwhelming degree of sincerity.
I Am Heath Ledger feels like a glancing take on the actor. It takes us through his professional life, and some of his personal one, but it never provides a full picture of him.
The Hollywood Reporter
The doc is less interested in analyzing Ledger's acting technique than in impressing viewers with his overall creative drive.
I Am Heath Ledger is a catchy and seductive portrait of an extraordinary artist, but it leaves you wanting more, because you know it’s not close to being all of Heath Ledger.