Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey Reviews

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March 21, 2019
Both amiable and appealing. Just don't expect to see an accurate portrait of life on the road, will you.
December 14, 2018
The YouTube era has seen many stars shine, but no story -- not even Justin Bieber's -- is as extraordinary as that of Arnel Pineda.
August 30, 2018
Inspiring despite issues with pacing, which will be more pronounced for those not inclined to think about Journey.
June 1, 2014
A glorified home movie, complete with self-congratulary smugness from the band's original members.
May 15, 2014
Pineda's humility is a rare rockumentary commodity, but the film around him is riven with underarticulated tensions: any suspicion that the management might have employed third-world labour to enable the show to go on is simply shrugged off.
September 30, 2013
Rather than a faux psychological analysis, the film offers instead a general commentary on how class, race, and nationality-as well as gender, even more generally-shape Arnel's experience.
September 30, 2013
By the time the band arrives in Manila for Pineda's emotional homecoming, every note feels as if it's been earned.
September 23, 2013
Once this new Journey has become a success, "Don't Stop Believin'" doesn't have a whole lot more to say on the subject.
March 25, 2013
All mic-ed up, but also all mixed up, this indulgently apportioned doc is a glad-handing fan project all the way.
March 18, 2013
A heartfelt verité portrait of American pop rock as a global product, reaching into the slums of Manila, and filling stadiums around the world with happy, smiling people.
March 14, 2013
It feels selectively edited toward a predetermined point of view.
March 11, 2013
The film is mostly surface-value kicks, relaying the basic parts of the story (poor guy battling drug and alcohol addiction suddenly makes it big) without being particularly probing or revealing too many shades of gray.
March 9, 2013
Entertaining and well-edited, but ultimately shallow.
March 9, 2013
Pineda is consistently treated as human rather than legend. It's completely appropriate that the film is just good enough, nothing too extraordinary or lasting in our minds.
March 8, 2013
Applause for its ambition in scope, which makes it far more than just a commercial for some 80s band's latest nostalgia tour.
March 8, 2013
This movie works beyond just a modern-day fairy tale.
March 8, 2013
Real-life Cinderella story with quiet emotion and a down-to-earth working band make this rock documentary far more than an episode of "Behind the Music."
March 8, 2013
Watching Don't Stop Believin' one always gets the sense that there's a larger story that Diaz can't -- or simply doesn't want to -- tell.
March 8, 2013
As inspiring as much of (Arnel) Pineda's story is, Filipina director Ramona S. Diaz may be a little too enamored with her subject and, subsequently, comes across at times as less than objective.
March 8, 2013
[Plods] from one performance to the next with unnecessary asides for veteran Journey members to talk about their own lives (trivia of interest to megafans and no one else).
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