One Direction: This Is Us
1 hr. 32 min.
Year of Release:
August 30, 2013 (wide—2,500+ theaters)
DVD: December 17, 2013
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction.”
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…this is a rather watchable record of a phenomenon.… [3/5]
… if Spurlock's job is to make this group look as good as possible, ours is to look even more closely at the messages being delivered in this seemingly harmless, feel-good package. And as winsome as these five “normal” guys are here, the worldview that's being peddled is one that parents might want to think more than once about before inviting their kids to take it home.…
…While the 3-D pop-umentary One Direction: This Is Us is entertaining enough for those of us wondering what all the fuss is about, the film fails to offer a fully drawn portrait of the teen idols. It's misleading to call this a documentary — fan fodder is more like it.…
…“One Direction: This Is Us” gives fans what they want — but only them…
…Well, at least it’s better than that Justin Bieber movie… In short, there is nothing you wouldn’t expect, but at least it’s all done with flair. And it’s not like it’s made for anyone but the teenage girls who saw the concert the first time through anyway.
…alternately inspired and insipid concert doc…
…a tame and somewhat fake documentary…
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