One Direction: This Is Us
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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. (c) TriStar
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

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"This Is Us does what it needs to do for its target audience. But anyone looking for actual substance or insight will be disappointed and maybe even a little bored with its repetitive nature."
‑ Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com
"The film is a successful witness to the great charm possessed by all five members of One Direction."
‑ Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"About as journalistically useful as a promoted tweet."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, SF Weekly
"Background graphics burst past the stage and into the foreground - a flashy, amusingly distracting gimmick that feels true to the band it accompanies."
‑ Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz
"Perhaps the nicest surprise of the doco is that, despite emerging from the manufactured pop machine, these boys feel refreshingly grounded and they're not taking their success for granted."
‑ Cara Nash, FILMINK (Australia)
"The fact is that they are as criminally cute as a basketful of puppies. This Is Us manages to frame that boyish appeal astutely ..."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
""One Direction: This Is Us" leaves the larger questions it points toward teasingly unexplored, making the film little more than a harmless keepsake."
‑ Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
"Even Niall's schtick of whipping up or quieting down a mass of waiting fans seems the most innocuous metaphor imaginable for the manipulation that, unexamined here, lies at the hollow heart of all this manufactured stardom and its manufactured followers."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"This Is Us is like a balloon - it's shiny and kinda fun for about 10 minutes, but ultimately it's full of nothing."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"An inoffensive but shallow cash-in on a temporary phenomenon."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"It might not make you a fan of One Direction, but it will certainly make you understand the group, which is the job of any good documentary."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"With a group so evidently versed in the visuals of rock history, it's a shame that a filmmaker wasn't hired who would pay homage to classic pop films instead of offering a satisfactory paid promotional."
‑ Miriam Bale, New York Times
"What's super-odd about this film is its director, Morgan Spurlock. Best-known as an activist documentarian...it's a bit of a shock to see his controversy-magnet name attached to something so tame, formulaic and corporate."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"One Direction: This Is Us feels like a 90 minute advertisement that has been created to further promote the One Direction brand."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"Fans will eat this stuff up with a spoon, while any stray nonfans will likely spend the movie gauging the bubblegum tunes and matching faces to names. (By the end, I could finally tell bandmates Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson apart.)"
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
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