One Direction: This Is Us

PG
2013
|
92 mins
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Documentary promising an "all-access" pass to British pop sensation One Direction on tour and live in concert at London's O2... More

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One Direction: This Is Us | Ratings & Reviews

"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."

Flicks, Liam MagurenFlicks

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

VarietyVariety

"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."

Total FilmTotal Film

"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."

Time OutTime Out

"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."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"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."

The DissolveThe Dissolve

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

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

One Direction: This Is Us | Details

Rating
PG, Coarse language
Runtime
92
Genre
Documentary, Live Performance, Music
Country of origin
USA

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