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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping updates the rock mockumentary for the 21st century mainstream -- and hits many of its low-hanging targets with side-splitting impact. Read critic reviews

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Childhood friends Conner (Andy Samberg), Owen (Jorma Taccone) and Lawrence (Akiva Schaffer) found fame and fortune after forming the hip-hop group the Style Boyz. Owen and Lawrence faded into the background when frontman Conner left the band to launch a successful solo career. Now, the egotistical singer decides to film a documentary about his life while he's still on top. When his second album flops, the camera is there to capture his world come crashing down.

Cast & Crew

Andy Samberg
Screenwriter
Akiva Schaffer
Screenwriter
Jorma Taccone
Screenwriter
Morgan Sackett
Executive Producer
Brandon Trost
Cinematographer
Jamie Gross
Film Editor
Craig Alpert
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Stacey Schroeder
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Matthew Compton
Original Music
Jon Billington
Production Design
Ramsey Avery
Art Director
Lori Mazuer
Set Decoration
Sophie de Rakoff
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Critic Reviews for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

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  • The hero and his support rockers, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer, who co-directed and with Samberg co-wrote the script, are amiable, antic and tuneful.

    December 27, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's not as funny as Spinal Tap (which film is?), but there are still a fistful of laugh-out-loud moments.

    October 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • You probably need to spend more time than I do on sites such as TMZ to get all the jokes, but the film nails the oversharing banality of YouTube celebrity.

    August 28, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Popstar, though, is a mockumentary put together with such brio that you hardly notice that most of its gags are very obvious.

    August 25, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This comedy's not exactly groundbreaking, and all the celeb cameos are a bit of a comedy humblebrag, but there are some reasonably sized laughs here ...

    August 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Samberg and his posse ... have a good ear for contemporary pop and deliver one or two crackers that, if heard fleetingly, could pass as genuine hits.

    August 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

  • Aug 16, 2017
    Probably one of the funniest movies I have seen in years, Popstar is an obnoxious, but obnoxiously lovable mockumentary from Sandberg and one that is genuine in its frivolous nature. Chock full of brilliant cameos and hilarious musical interludes, Popstar satirizes the music industry while delivering the guffaws often lacking from today's mainstream comedies. Rating: 77
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2017
    A few giant laughs but not the comedy film it should've been. The talent was there to create a film that could've acted like a modern spinal tap film. Not without flaws, this could be another cult film over time, I was never a huge Spinal Tap fan until the 3rd showing on Tv. I'll revisit this film down the track sometime.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2017
    With lots of humor and celebrities showing up this film is an amazing watch from start to finish very entertaining.
    Tyler H Super Reviewer
  • Feb 15, 2017
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