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One Direction: This Is Us Review

  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2013 RealD 3D
  • Rated: Mild Language
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 55 min.
  • Genres: Documentary, Music/Performing Arts, 3D
  • Director:Morgan Spurlock Critics


Dave White Profile

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  • 20

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    Village Voice Amy Nicholson

    Even calling the film a documentary feels deluded.

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  • 50

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    Variety Andrew Barker

    The film’s central fivesome prove charming pallbearers throughout the film, which alternates between inspired and insipid as it hits its hagiographic marks.

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  • 58

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    Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty

    We're treated to what's essentially a slick, airbrushed promo reel of a bunch of genuinely sweet superstars who can't believe their dumb luck. That's charming. But it's also a little boring. What it's most definitely not is a documentary.

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  • 60

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    The Hollywood Reporter Justin Lowe

    The filmmakers’ intent to depict them as “normal guys” mostly succeeds, primarily due to their not inconsiderable charm.

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  • 63

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    USA Today Claudia Puig

    It's misleading to call this a documentary — fan fodder is more like it.

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  • 75

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    Chicago Sun-Times Bill Stamets

    The true strength of Spurlock’s documentary is how he showcases the behind-the-scenes, off-stage personalities of the One Direction boys.

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