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

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.
March 14, 2013
It feels selectively edited toward a predetermined point of view.
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).
March 8, 2013
As infectious as Pineda's enthusiasm is, "Don't Stop Believin' " too often relies on his inherent appeal as a film subject, rarely probing more deeply than the narrative he and his bandmates provide.
March 7, 2013
Ms. Diaz settles for a flabby, repetitive showcase for the songs and an attaboy for their newest singer.
March 7, 2013
Pineda's ebullience is infectious, and "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" is a pleasant story of dreams coming true.
Top Critic
March 7, 2013
Diaz insists on selling Pineda's promo-friendly myth at the expense of the richer, more complicated story of a dreamer who learns to become the durable professional his bandmates expect.
March 7, 2013
Though Perry probably wanted nothing to do with her project, his participation might have pushed this glimpse at the band's evolution into a genuine revelation.
March 7, 2013
This uplifting rock doc will provide inspiration to countless karoake singers.
March 7, 2013
Diaz ... emphasizes the uplifting aspects of Pineda's Journey experience, describing how he came from poverty and delinquency, before he dedicated himself to his craft, caught a lucky break, and became an inspiration to struggling nobodies everywhere.
March 7, 2013
The best material in the film is the loosest, capturing the perpetually insecure and overcompensating Pineda in his early concerts, leaping, bouncing, careening around as if every moment in every song were an audition for the next moment in the next song.
March 7, 2013
Pineda is a great subject, and it's obvious he's the biggest fan of the man who co-wrote and sang most of his current repertoire.
March 6, 2013
Well-chronicled and fascinating, Don't Stop Believin' is a cinematic journey well worth taking.
March 5, 2013
Unfortunately for this rock doc, this fan-to-frontman saga is not that interesting a turn.
March 5, 2013
It's a moving tale made more so because even after he's "won," Pineda maintains a clear-eyed pragmatism about what living a fairy tale costs.
April 26, 2012
It's nice to watch the members marvel unendingly over their new find, while Pineda himself presents an ideal image of gratitude and hard work.