Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. 30
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Dec 28, 2013
    Strictly for the Beliebers.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Dec 26, 2013
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Dec 26, 2013
    Along the way there’s a sprinkling of humanizing moments.
  5. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Jan 4, 2014
    The Bieber fans aren't going anywhere. And Justin Bieber's Believe is best when it shows us why.
  6. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    Jan 2, 2014
    When the movie occasionally does confront its hero’s foibles, its answers are disappointingly pat.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Murray
    Jan 2, 2014
    This time around, we enter the now 19-year-old's world while he sits behind the piano, hitting a melody that's not nearly as memorable as the focused expression that we will see repeatedly throughout the movie.
  8. Reviewed by: Jon Caramanica
    Dec 27, 2013
    Another piece of propaganda for the Bieber proletariat.
  9. Reviewed by: Kevin McFarland
    Dec 27, 2013
    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.
  10. Reviewed by: Marc Hirsh
    Dec 26, 2013
    Where Bieber’s first concert documentary, 2011’s “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” chronicled his rise to fame, his new one is damage control.
User Score

Overwhelming dislike- based on 285 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 48
  2. Negative: 30 out of 48
  1. Dec 29, 2013
    Just another proof that Justin is popular only by teenage girls and not the rest of the population. the "movie" is made only for the purpose of making mor money for Justin. Full Review »
  2. Dec 29, 2013
    It's a Justin Bieber movie. Of course Beliebers are going to rate it 10/10 and call it the most touching movie about Bieber and what a nice kid he is.

    Looking at it, it's a bad attempt at trying to get attention. All the "I'm misunderstood, bullied" just makes you want to cringe. Honestly, these are the worst kind of movies.
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  3. Dec 28, 2013
    Just another attempt by his paid hacks to make something out of nothing. Amazing how the music industry and scene has turned into boring, no talent performers. Another one in genre of Backstreet Boys, etc. etc. These people who allegedly are in the music business are just mass produced products for teenage girls. Full Review »