The time spent watching, say, “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” might be more profitably spent reading “Sula,” "Beloved" or "The Source of Self-Regard," Morrison’s recent collection of essays on history, imagination and African-American life. That isn’t to dismiss this generous and intelligent documentary in any way, just to note that it puts itself at a certain disadvantage. Modesty, though, is among its virtues.
A. O. Scott
June 19, 2019