This Is Us is an entertaining and effective feature-length commercial. The film is a successful witness to the great charm possessed by all five members of One Direction. The true strength of Spurlock's documentary is how he showcases the behind-the-scenes, off-stage personalities of the One Direction boys. I'm on to you, Spurlock. There are holes in your story about five lads who don't appear to ever drink, smoke, fight, curse or partake in romantic dalliances of any kind. At least, not on screen. 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. 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. Background graphics burst past the stage and into the foreground - a flashy, amusingly distracting gimmick that feels true to the band it accompanies. 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. For the most part, the movie embraces harmless fun, which can be enjoyable for the audience members, whether they're 1D fans or not.
VERDICT: "High-Quality Stuff" - [Positive Reaction] This is a rating to a movie I view as very entertaining and well made, and definitely worth paying the full price at a theatre to see or own on DVD. It is not perfect, but it is definitely excellent. (Films that are rated 3.5 or 4 stars)