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Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A light-hearted and fun look at the life and achievements of the young superstar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.0/5
Lara Martin
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
April 13, 2011
Though billed as a 3D film, it only applies to the concert footage, though it's difficult to imagine any of his fans complaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
April 8, 2011
Just turning the camera on gives us a sense of the madness surrounding Bieber, who seems to have risen faster than anyone in pop music history.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
April 8, 2011
In spite of its airy brief as a panting PR puff piece, this engaging concert-doco takes a semi-revealing splash inside the fishbowl through which its subject sees the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
April 8, 2011
It's a mass-marketing effort sure, but a surprisingly entertaining one.
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
April 6, 2011
If you are at all curious about Justin Bieber the phenomenon, Never Say Never is a fascinating, eye opening and eerily emotive film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
April 5, 2011
Justin Bieber's story is that of a regular kid who is living his dream. Rest assured, it is no small dream to be the headliner at New York's prestigious Madison Square Gardens, taking just 22 minutes to sell out
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
April 4, 2011
We are introduced to the alchemists who looked at a talented little kid, saw dollar signs, and turned him into pure gold. Somehow, director Jon Chu is able to make their success not seem exploitative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

Urban Cinefile
April 4, 2011
If you were wondering what the fuss is all about, check out this high energy 3D concert film which documents how Justin Bieber, the teen singing phenomenon, has rocketed to superstardom through social media.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
March 25, 2011
I have to admit I like him, enjoy his music and, more than that, I enjoyed watching his fans in 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Limara Salt
Film4
February 22, 2011
Underneath the bubblegum exterior is a surprisingly engaging and entertaining look at a megastar created by the internet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
February 18, 2011
Concert footage attests to Bieber's ability to sing live including U Smile with backing from Boyz II Men, a duet of Overboard with Miley Cyrus, a remix of Somebody To Love featuring Usher and the infuriatingly catchy Baby.
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
February 18, 2011
Chu has called Never Say Never "the origin story of a hero". Which is cobblers, obviously. But the film did convince me that Bieber is a dramatic figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
February 17, 2011
The encouraging aspect of this musical documentary is that it proves the 16-year-old Canadian does have the talent to go with his precocious self-confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
February 17, 2011
I walked into the cinema with the cynicism you'd expect from a grown man and then... something strange happened.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
February 17, 2011
I like Justin Bieber. There...I said it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
Sarah Crompton
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 17, 2011
What makes the movie bearable - if you are not a fan because if you are you will obviously love every second of it, especially those moments when Justin's hand seems to come out from the screen and draw you in - is the fascination of his actual story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
February 17, 2011
He's the moppet from another planet: I defy anyone to watch this docu-lite promotional tour video about Justin Bieber's live show (back when he was 16) and not be sort of impressed, if only at an anthropological level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Charlotte Cook
Little White Lies
February 17, 2011
Surprisingly engaging. Biased, but by no means a bad film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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