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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Reviews

June 11, 2016
Made with good cheer, it's consistently funny and never overstays its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 9, 2016
It quickly becomes evident that this expensive-looking feature is an overextended Saturday Night Live digital short that would have worked better on the small screen.
June 7, 2016
It turns out rising from fame and falling from it make for equally good material.
June 5, 2016
Popstar doesn't quite reach This Is Spinal Tap levels of satire (few things could), but as a send-up of the mores of today's celebrity-obsessed culture, it largely succeeds.
June 3, 2016
Star Andy Samberg & Co. are at their best when they're deadpanning as addlepated celebrity man-children whose vision of the good life involves the getting of ways and the indulging of whims.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2016
Too often ... it feels lazy and derivative and it's difficult to recommend something that, despite offering a few solid laughs, is instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
June 3, 2016
The snort-laughs are as regular as a metronome, and a third of them are jabs at Justin Bieber
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 3, 2016
The result is not without misses. But as with any pop star, what you'll remember are the hits.
June 3, 2016
A legitimate look at celebrity culture delivered in a way that's as funny as it is thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 3, 2016
As a satire of modern pop stardom, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" could use a little more pop.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 3, 2016
Popstar gets to satirize not just music, but also celebrity culture in a way that a movie such as Spinal Tap never could - because, well, the internet and 24-hours news cycle didn't exist in 1984.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 2, 2016
If it's not exactly unforgettable, it's still pretty fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 2, 2016
Front and center, carrying the film, is Samberg in what is easily the most winning film performance of his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
June 2, 2016
It's bright, affectionate, and so keyed into our particular pop moment that it all but hurls itself into a time capsule.
June 2, 2016
Even if you find bits of "Popstar" funny, it's likely to seem stale as it goes on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2016
Genial, silly, and instantly forgettable, "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" is just another piece of product from the larger "Saturday Night Live" universe, a way for a former cast member to try to prove he's capable of carrying a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 2, 2016
Although at slightly less than 90 minutes the film seems too long, it's an impressive showcase for Samberg's oddly endearing brand of comic cluelessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2016
Samberg and his collaborators choose to embrace even their crassest targets in what amounts to a teasing but forgiving hug.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2016
If Popstar often feels like a series of their Saturday Night Live music videos, there's plenty of payoff. These guys play very well together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2016
It's about as briefly entertaining and disposable as the music it spoofs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 2, 2016
Everyone from Bieber to Kanye gets ribbed in this hilarious mockumentary. It's nonstop party time for fans of the Lonely Island, made up of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone,
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2016
On display in Poster is the full panoply of pop music's glorious, ego-warped idiocy, from the demented bubble of an entourage to pseudo poses of humility by the famous.
June 2, 2016
"Popstar" scores a heartening success-to-failure gag ratio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 2, 2016
For me, while it's not quite "This Is Spinal Tap," it scores at least a 7 out of 11.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 2, 2016
The Lonely Island may be best in small doses, but there is just about enough goofiness here to fill an hour and a half.
June 2, 2016
The pleasure of "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" derives not from the sting or accuracy of its satire ... but from the precision of its timing and the singular comic energy it derives from the talents on display.
June 2, 2016
What's good about this movie is funny, and refreshing, enough to make the dry spots feel more tolerable in retrospect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 2, 2016
Crammed full of sly jokes and pitch-perfect song parodies (not to mention a staggering roster of surprise cameos), Popstar careens along, delivering far less abstract laughs than the trio's previous cinematic venture, 2007's Hot Rod.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 2, 2016
Samberg's Conner swaggers through it all, but he never lets us forget he's just an overtattooed white guy riddled with self-doubt.
June 2, 2016
It's when Popstar lampoons the specifics of modern-day pop materialism (awkward social media endorsements, over-sharing, an obsession with branding and catchphrases) that it finds its most inspired gags.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 2, 2016
Samberg, Taccone and Schaffer are all alums of "Saturday Night Live." Sketch comedy is their strength, but unfortunately that strength isn't sufficient to sustain a full-length feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 1, 2016
"Popstar" wants to be culturally insightful, but in refusing to interrogate itself, subverts its own message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 1, 2016
It has genuine outrage, a good-humored but clear-eyed take on today's pop culture as a morass of corruption, idiocy and relentless self-promotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 1, 2016
[An] exceedingly absurd Spinal Tap-ping takedown of modern pop music, social media and celebrity crash-and-burns.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2016
No, it's not a high-concept, big-budgeted summer blockbuster. But that's sort of the point - and surprisingly the delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 1, 2016
This new movie feels more like a series of sketches that all happen to revolve around the same handful of characters. That said, those sketches are fairly funny.
June 1, 2016
Conner4Real is funny, but Justin Bieber is funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 1, 2016
Reveals an insiders' knowledge of the vapid pop music scene, allowing the jokes, even the weaker ones, to land all the harder.
June 1, 2016
It has a few amusing moments, but it's really a predigested one-joke comedy. It's less an honest satire than an overscaled satirical package.
May 31, 2016
The stupidly funny builds upon the groaningly funny only to be trumped/remixed/meme-ified until it's sublimely funny.