- Rated: G
- Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 13, 2011
- Originally Released: 2011
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Concert dance-off: Justin and his crew bust a move
- Favorite Girl: Justin's full-length cocert performace
- R.I.P. Hair Flip: Justin says goodbye to his signature 'do
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Jon M. Chu
Director of Photography:
Boyz II Men,
Mama Jan Smith,
Randy Phillips &
Los Angeles Times - 02/11/2011
"Bieber is a mix of intuitive performer and apparent quick study....In the film's most disarming moment, Bieber stops in front of a young girl playing the violin on the street in his hometown..."
USA Today - 02/11/2011
"NEVER works as a gum-snapper concert movie and does provide a glimpse into instant stardom in the Twitter generation."
Box Office - 02/09/2011
3 stars out of 5 -- "The film is a really entertaining look at the Bieber phenomenon; the music in NEVER SAY NEVER is great and Bieber proves himself to be the real thing as a musician and performer."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2011
"Chu knows how to choreograph a concert film, and he swoops in and out of the depths of Madison Square Garden with skill."
The documentary JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER follows the teen idol as he prepares for his first sold-out show at New York City's venerable Madison Square Garden. Interspersed with concert footage are home movies taken when Bieber was much younger and just starting to show a knack for music -- particularly drumming. We are introduced to the performer's inner circle -- including his mom, his manager, and his stylist -- who help him keep his head screwed on straight while he navigates the complicated world of international superstardom.