Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Reviews
Posted 02.10.11 by reelz
As Justin Bieber sits at the pop culture pinnacle, the timing for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never could not be better. But how does it fare as a movie?
"...may be the concert film as glorified promotional product, but it captures a genuine youthquake."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...generally succeeds ... thanks to a visually energetic approach by director Jon Chu that keeps all the obligatory backstage/onstage bits moving fluidly."
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"...watching Never Say Never is akin to being an aging suburbanite circa 1964 and accidentally walking into a packed screening of A Hard Day's Night."
— Bill Gibron, Onion AV Club
"...like its 3D sequences, Never Say Never has only the illusion of depth; beyond the shiny visuals and trumped-up origin story, there's nothing but flat emptiness."
— Genevieve Koski, Onion AV Club
"...not good — not that it needs to be. It is draggily paced and lacks felicity of form; the 3-D is a rip-off and the songs are pap..."
— Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice