Justin Bieber Conquers Film Critics02/11/2011, THR Staff
Critics are buzzing about Justin Bieber's Never Say Never, debuting this weekend at the box office.
The Hollywood Reporter critic Michael Rechtshaffen said that the movie should "make believers out of all but the most hardened of skeptics", praising its "visually energetic approach."
Even though Marshall Fine of Hollywoodandfine.com admitted he couldn't name a single Bieber song, he said that after seeing the movie "even someone who lacks susceptibility to Bieber fever can be impressed by the kid's precocity."
The Los Angeles Times pointed out that some of the film was "a bit of a mess" structurally but doubted that the singer's fans would care.
Never Say Never scored a 60 rating on movie review aggregator website rottentomatoes.com.
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Never Say Never is released by Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc. Bieber is attached to Island Records, a unit of Vivendi's Universal Music.