A backstage and onstage look at Justin Bieber during his rise to super stardom.
A slickly entertaining piece of work that will doubtless delight the young pop star’s fan base, and possibly engage curiosity-seekers who have heretofore remained immune or indifferent to Bieber Fever.
The Bieber fans aren’t going anywhere. And Justin Bieber’s Believe is best when it shows us why.
When the movie occasionally does confront its hero’s foibles, its answers are disappointingly pat.
Another piece of propaganda for the Bieber proletariat.
Along the way there’s a sprinkling of humanizing moments.
All the boilerplate aphorisms and blatant attempts at image rehabilitation make Bieber seem like a kind of mega-church preacher leading a long-converted congregation, another huckster dancing around in a white suit.
My daughter wants you to know that the movie is great and that you shouldn’t listen to a hater like me. I envy her belief.