Believer Reviews

June 25, 2018
"Believer"... [is] ultimately about a straight, white, married father of three who wants to have it all ways - to be seen by his worldwide fans as an enlightened and empathetic rock star while remaining faithful to his church.
June 25, 2018
Reynolds seems to push Believer towards sharing the spotlight by bringing in other voices; in so doing, he shows viewers exactly what the role of a good ally is.
June 22, 2018
Believer and its headliner hit all the right notes, in a film that delivers another kind of thunder.
June 14, 2018
[A] fine, rousing, often touching film...
June 13, 2018
A better doc would have used its superstar lead as a linchpin, structuring it so that he's absorbed into the cause, gradually upstaged by those directly affected by sanctioned bigotry.
January 25, 2018
As a movie it's OK, with very little worth raving about. As a story and message, though, it feels important and worth getting out there ...
December 22, 2018
This isn't a great documentary, but Reynolds deserves applause and respect for getting his message of tolerance to Mormon youth.
October 8, 2018
It's well-intentioned and occasionally moving, but hard to talk about without confronting its flaws.
July 2, 2018
HBO's genuinely moving Believer puts an attractive bow tie on the observance of Pride month, laying bare the ostracization of (and embarrassingly slow progress for) the Mormon Church's queer community.
June 26, 2018
Dan Reynolds, frontman of the group Imagine Dragons, acts like he deserves a big pat on the back for not adhering to the discriminatory policies of the Mormon Church in which he was raised.