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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)



Critic Consensus: As a tour documentary, it's rather uninspired -- but as a 3D glimpse of a building pop culture phenomenon, Never Say Never is undeniably entertaining.

Movie Info

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is the inspiring true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin from street performer in the small town of Stratford, Ontario to internet phenomenon to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at the famed Madison Square Garden in 3-D. -- (C) Paramountmore
Rating: G
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: ,
Written By: Laura Troth
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2011
Box Office: $73.0M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Justin Bieber
as Himself, Justin Bieb...
Miley Cyrus
as Miley Cyrus
Sean Kingston
as Sean Kingston
Jaden Smith
as Jaden Smith
as Usher
Pattie Mallette
as Pattie Mallette
Diane Dale
as Diane Dale
Bruce Dale
as Bruce Dale
Ryan Good
as Ryan Good
Allison Kaye
as Allison Kaye
Carin Morris
as Carin Morris
Scrappy Stassen
as Scrappy Stassen
Kenny Hamilton
as Kenny Hamilton
Scooter Braun
as Scooter Braun
Mama Jan Smith
as Mama Jan Smith
Jeremy Bieber
as Jeremy Bieber
Randy Phillips
as Randy Phillips
Snoop Dogg
as Snoop Dogg
Antonio "LA" Reid
as Antonio "LA" Reid
Boyz II Men
as Boyz II Men
as Ludacris
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News & Interviews for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Critic Reviews for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (30)

It has come to this: parents who have recorded their children's lives since infancy can see their home films edited into their child's very own 3-D concert documentary.

Full Review… | February 22, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

A light-hearted and fun look at the life and achievements of the young superstar.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

Something strictly for those stricken with Bieber Fever.

Full Review… | June 2, 2012

A fun, feelgood way to spend a couple of hours, and actually has an inspiring message of what might happen if you follow your dreams.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Currently I am disinterested in his music, but once he ages and is forced to start expanding on his talents, I think we might see something interesting.

Full Review… | May 13, 2011

...the thing it documents best is how music producers and press agents market a product.

Full Review… | May 9, 2011
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never



Reid Volk

Super Reviewer


I have no problem with Bieber and his music and I thought that this movie was pretty decent for a concert tour/documentary.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


The music industry has drastically changed. Every song talks about partying hard, booze, and hooking up with chicks and is all smothered in Auto-Tune. That just proves that people can't sing anymore Good music is dead and artists like Adelle and Mumford & Sons want to bring that good age of music back. Sadly, everyone loves this Young Money, Ke$ha, and Pitbull trash. However, they all seem bash Justin Bieber as if he was Hitler. He is a 17 year old kid from Canada who posted his singing work on Youtube. This then gets the attention of Scooter Braun, Usher, and soon the world. This documentary tells his story.

The film features Step Up director, John Chu, and his camera crew as they follow Bieber on the ten days leading up to his monumental Madison Square Garden concert in NYC. We get a look at his family, early gigs, his Youtube videos, celebrities' reactions to him, and almost everything you want to know about this prodigy among tweens in 90 minutes.

The film is literally every Bieber fan's dream. We get glimpses of his infancy, toddler years, and what girls faint at: a shirtless Justin Bieber. Every other girl on your block may know about this kid. I'll admit that I do have one of his songs on my iPod. But many people just hate this dude. People trash this film on IMDB and give it a 1.4/10. I've read many cold things on the film here on RT. The funniest was, "Save yourself $14 by going to Wikipedia". This film could change the way you look at this kid. He works his backside off and never says "never". Anyone who pans this film are unemployed losers who still live with their parents. I'm just guessing.

This is a well-put together documentary. Paramount wanted to make the haters "beliebers" as the kids say. The clips used we'll surprise you on how diligent this kid is. Trust me. He sounds much better acoustic. I don't get psyched about documentaries but this does deserve a 70% in my opinion. Its well put together and could inspire. Watch this if you:

-Want to know more about Bieber
-Are a kid who wants to get into the music industry but feels hopeless about doing it
-Wants to boost self-esteem

Justin Bieber is just another kid who wants to follow his dreams. I've heard better (Aretha Franklin) and I've heard worse (Rebecca Black). I still respect this kid even though I don't obsess over him. If you don't like this kid, thats okay with me. Just don't bully him on Youtube and Facebook and call him "gay" and "untalented" and pushing dislike buttons 4200 infinity times. That is called cyber-bullying and you don't want to end up like Jessie Slaughter. This is still a good quality film. The only disadvantage is that we get a lot of looks at his creepy overly-devoted fans. I'll never be one of those. Please respect my opinion. Thank you.

"ATL, shawty!"

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