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

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      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | May 15, 2014

      It feels selectively edited toward a predetermined point of view.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Mar 14, 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).

      Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4 | Mar 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Mar 8, 2013

      Ms. Diaz settles for a flabby, repetitive showcase for the songs and an attaboy for their newest singer.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Mar 7, 2013

      Pineda's ebullience is infectious, and "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" is a pleasant story of dreams coming true.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Mar 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.

      Full Review | Mar 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Mar 7, 2013

      This uplifting rock doc will provide inspiration to countless karoake singers.

      Full Review | Mar 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: B- | Mar 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Mar 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Mar 7, 2013

      Well-chronicled and fascinating, Don't Stop Believin' is a cinematic journey well worth taking.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Mar 6, 2013

      Unfortunately for this rock doc, this fan-to-frontman saga is not that interesting a turn.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Mar 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.

      Full Review | Mar 5, 2013

      Sadly, those looking for any insight into Journey from Ramona Diaz's documentary are going to have to look elsewhere.

      Full Review | Original Score: 1/4 | Mar 3, 2013

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 26, 2012

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