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

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 30, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 17, 2013
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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.

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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times

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

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

It smells less like teen spirit than money, yet it bottles the carefree zest of pure pop so irresistably even non-Directioners will find themselves happily bip-bip-bopping along.

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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 ...

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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.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

I feel as if I learned very little from One Direction: This is Us, a movie that is more of a consumer product or an event than an actual feature film.

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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.

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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.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

It's hard not to get caught up in the band's infectious enthusiasm for life and drive to make hay while the sun shines.

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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