One Direction: This Is Us

2013

Action / Documentary / Music

144
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 4.2 10 22703

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Martin Scorsese as Himself
Chris Rock as Himself
Harry Styles as Himself
Zayn Malik as Himself
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kz917-1 8 / 10

Light up Your World

Documentary about the members of One Direction. I have to admit, going into this film I was not a huge fan. There were Boy Bands in my day, but I just didn't GET 1D! I thoroughly enjoyed the movie detailing there they all hail from and trying out individually for X-Factor, to being formed into a group by Simon Cowell. They have certainly taken the world by storm. The only cringe worthy moments were the members talking about how the group will be together forever and they will always be best buds no matter what the future holds...

Reviewed by thehappyspaceman 2 / 10

This wasn't a documentary. This was an hour and a half long infomercial.

First of all, I know I'm not in the target demographic for this movie, but I feel like an interesting and informative documentary can be made about something no matter what its subject matter is. And this movie... ugh. I'm not going to go out on a limb and say that One Direction: This Is Us is the worst movie I've ever seen, because then someone could bring a different one to my attention that's even worse, but I will say that it's definitely the worst concert documentary I've ever seen. And even that feels really wrong, because at the end of the day, this was just propaganda. As a movie, nothing happens in it. As a documentary, it relies on the audience already knowing everything about this band. And as something called "This Is Us," I don't even leave it knowing all their names, much less anything else about them. There's no plot that it builds up to, there's no conflict or resolution, and this seems to be a common problem in the era when any schmuck pop star can get a theatrical movie made about them (such as Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and the Jones Brothers). And for a 3D movie, there isn't even anything interesting to look at apart from the five guys in the band going around and pointing at things. I actually lost a lot of respect for its director Morgan Spurlock when I saw this movie. It felt like he wanted to make a better movie that wasn't just a huge commercial, but was held back by someone--probably the record company--and instead made this. I'm glad to see that even some of the band's own fans are seeing through this quick grab for cash and are leaving negative reviews. Movies like this are created with zero effort and are only made to steal fans' money, because the people who make these movies know that some people will buy anything as long as it has a popular band's name attached.

Reviewed by Bryan Kluger 2 / 10

If you dare venture into a theater for this weak concert film, bring earplugs.

It was only a matter of time before someone made a concert film about One Direction, but I never could have guessed it would be Morgan Spurlock, the guy who gave us the Oscar-nominated documentary 'Supersize Me' and the FX cable series '30 Days'. When I asked Spurlock about his career and why, out of all the musicians and performers in the world, he chose to film 'One Direction', he simply explained, "I wanted to tell a story on a band that was nothing a year or two ago, but is now at the top of the charts." I get where Spurlock is coming from, but he must have had studio execs hovering over him at all times, because this feels more like promo spot for the band than a documentary.

Unfortunately, I imagine that 'One Direction: This Is Us' will make loads of money, due to the boy band's rabid fan base. I'd never even heard of One Direction before I saw the movie, but come to find out, Simon Cowell is to blame. In his short interview, Cowell takes full credit for the band doing so well.

The film takes us on a 100-city worldwide tour. We go backstage with the guys, and even back to their hometowns. Professional concert footage is interspersed throughout. The movie really offers no insight behind the scenes at all. It seems to only consist of the boys clowning around, pulling pranks and talking to the press. Some of the kids' parents are interviewed occasionally to tell us about their humble beginnings, and how they're still down to earth even though they're superstars now. Other segments show the band interacting with fans by standing on their hotel balconies and waving at the gigantic crowds of insane girls below. Somebody thought it would be funny to have some of the band-mates get made up to look like roadies and go out on the concert floor before the show starts, yelling "One Direction sucks!" It feels completely staged, as if everyone is reading from a script.

The music couldn't be worse. It's cheesy and sappy, with no real message. Sure, the boys might be able to carry a note from time to time, but none play instruments, with the exception of one who attempts a few guitar chords that my six-year-old cousin could play just as well. Their dance choreography is dull and uninspired, and half the time doesn't sync up with the rest of the show. It might have been nice to see the actual musicians playing their music on-screen, but they're left out here.

Spurlock injects some 3D effects into the concert footage that might excite the type of people who will rush out to see this band, but other than that, don't expect spectacular 3D. I can only assume that Spurlock wanted to make a different movie entirely, and was shut down by managers and execs. Hopefully 'One Direction: This is Us' will make enough cash to pave the way for Spurlock to make more meaningful films, as he's done before.

If you dare venture into a theater for this weak concert film, bring earplugs.

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