One Direction: This Is Us
One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

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,… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: December 17, 2013
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Also Available On

Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's mostly for the converted, but One Direction: This Is Us will be fun for fans -- and it offers just enough slickly edited concert footage to entertain the casual viewer.

Christy Lemire

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.

Full review…
Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times

The film is a successful witness to the great charm possessed by all five members of One Direction.

Full review…
Christopher Campbell

The boys are very likable, but the film around them is still very repetitive.

Full review…
David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

The fact is that they are as criminally cute as a basketful of puppies. This Is Us manages to frame that boyish appeal astutely ...

Full review…
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

"One Direction: This Is Us" leaves the larger questions it points toward teasingly unexplored, making the film little more than a harmless keepsake.

Full review…
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

About as journalistically useful as a promoted tweet.

Full review…
Adam Graham
Detroit News

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.

Full review…
Miriam Bale
New York Times

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.

Full review…
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

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.

Full review…
More reviews for One Direction: This Is Us

Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Jeff Boam
Though definitely not worth the blood-curling screams of girly adulation comprising much of this musical pop bio, the sing-songy This is Us passes as… More