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One Direction: This Is Us Reviews

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November 29, 2017
Unabashedly an upbeat, snazzily shot infomercial that accentuates and overdoes the positives of this well-scrubbed quintet, Us still manages to capture the lads' refreshing ability to remain basically who they were while coping with life-altering changes.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 5, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2014
The boys are very likable, but the film around them is still very repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 22, 2013
Background graphics burst past the stage and into the foreground - a flashy, amusingly distracting gimmick that feels true to the band it accompanies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 16, 2013
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.
September 6, 2013
One Direction: This Is Us... doesn't bother with bummers, even small ones. Fame, according to this movie, is a journey to the center of radness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2013
Spurlock makes inventive use of 3-D technology. The picture is trippy in places, making it more pleasant to sit through the forgettable songs than it otherwise would be. But Beatles comparisons? Please. One Direction is less a band than a business plan.
September 3, 2013
It's a superficial publicity piece. But it's enjoyable even if you're not a pre-pubescent girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 2, 2013
A glossy, promotional concept that's overly enhanced by unnecessary amplification.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 2, 2013
While this documentary may be as carefully constructed as the band, no amount of stage management can stop genuine emotions seeping through, and you're likely to find your cynicism crumbling in the face of the lads' sheer energy and down-to-earth charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 31, 2013
a great spool of carefully spun cotton candy designed to delight its target audience. And it will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2013
This is Us plays out like a love letter to the cardboard cutouts we frequently see in the background.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2013
One Direction: This Is Us adequately entertains as a functioning documentary about five very young, very busy men who hardly have time to speak with their fans, let alone their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 30, 2013
For parents who must accompany them to the film, there's good news as well: It's far from the worst movie ever, and it lasts only 95 minutes.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2013
There's nothing that's going to replace being with thousands of screaming One Direction fans at a concert. But Spurlock offers an exceptional surrogate with this film. In the world of concert movies, One Direction: This Is Us is top of the charts.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 30, 2013
There is nothing you wouldn't expect, but at least it's all done with flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2013
The film doesn't earn a place among the great music documentaries, but it presents its stars in 3D immediacy that likely will inspire screams and sighs wherever movies are shown.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2013
Like 1D, concert docu is clean cut, with tiny bit of edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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