One Direction: This Is Us

One Direction: This Is Us

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One Direction: This Is Us

Documentary promising an "all-access" pass to British pop sensation One Direction on tour and live in concert at London's O2 Arena, helmed by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me). Also shows Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their humble beginnings competing on X-Factor, to pop-world domination.

2013Rating: PG, Coarse language92 minsUSA
DocumentaryMusicLive Performance
Director:
Morgan Spurlock ('Super Size Me', 'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold', 'Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?')
Cast:
Liam PayneHarry StylesZayn MalikLouis TomlinsonNiall Horan
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Not intent on converting any naysayers, 1D3D could have easily dumped some badly edited concert footage together onto their supposedly none-the-wiser demographic, but This is Us shows a wholehearted respect for its audience with this cinematic performance-biopic splicer. Morgan Spurlock, documentarian fave amongst many cine-hipster circles, admirably spruces up the concert experience with some post-production love as background graphics burst past the stage and into the foreground – a flashy, amusingly distracting gimmick that feels true to the band it accompanies.

3.0
0

SPOOF

We don't really need another spoof - although I hope it is and One Direction are not real - what tuneless "music" from a bunch of goody goodies.

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Alternates between inspired and insipid as it hits its hagiographic marks.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Curveballs are rare in this pop-umentary on Earth’s biggest boyband; but with lengthy gig clips, lots of cute mucking-about (segways, disguises, hiding in wheelie bins) and Harry’s shirt off within the first 10 minutes, Directioners won’t be disappointed.

3.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

What’s the opposite of warts-n-all? ‘No warts’ doesn’t even begin to describe Morgan Spurlock’s fly-on-the-wall film about One Direction. No warts, no acne – there’s not even a pimple on the butt of this on-tour portrait of the reality-bred boy popsters.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I suspect a previous, wackier idea for the film was ditched in favour of a slick promotional video about their jaw-dropping global tour, but I also have to admit that this is a rather watchable record of a phenomenon.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Even with all the SFX overlays, it’s questionable whether any of this is entertaining enough to sustain even a svelte 92-minute runtime, but Spurlock and the boys can’t be faulted for holding back.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Hardly a very incisive look at the band or its five individual singers.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

1D in 3D: the closest thing to a Shine A Light for Directioners.

3.0
0
Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Not intent on converting any naysayers, 1D3D could have easily dumped some badly edited concert footage together onto their supposedly none-the-wiser demographic, but This is Us shows a wholehearted respect for its audience with this cinematic performance-biopic splicer. Morgan Spurlock, documentarian fave amongst many cine-hipster circles, admirably spruces up the concert experience with some post-production love as background graphics burst past the stage and into the foreground – a flashy, amusingly distracting gimmick that feels true to the band it accompanies.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Alternates between inspired and insipid as it hits its hagiographic marks.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Curveballs are rare in this pop-umentary on Earth’s biggest boyband; but with lengthy gig clips, lots of cute mucking-about (segways, disguises, hiding in wheelie bins) and Harry’s shirt off within the first 10 minutes, Directioners won’t be disappointed.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

What’s the opposite of warts-n-all? ‘No warts’ doesn’t even begin to describe Morgan Spurlock’s fly-on-the-wall film about One Direction. No warts, no acne – there’s not even a pimple on the butt of this on-tour portrait of the reality-bred boy popsters.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I suspect a previous, wackier idea for the film was ditched in favour of a slick promotional video about their jaw-dropping global tour, but I also have to admit that this is a rather watchable record of a phenomenon.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Even with all the SFX overlays, it’s questionable whether any of this is entertaining enough to sustain even a svelte 92-minute runtime, but Spurlock and the boys can’t be faulted for holding back.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Hardly a very incisive look at the band or its five individual singers.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

1D in 3D: the closest thing to a Shine A Light for Directioners.

3.0
0

SPOOF

We don't really need another spoof - although I hope it is and One Direction are not real - what tuneless "music" from a bunch of goody goodies.

2.0
0