One Direction: This Is Us Review

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Morgan 'Super Size Me' Spurlock's documentary traces the incredible rise of One Direction from third place on The X Factor to two nights at the 50,000-capacity Foro Sol arena in Mexico City.


Morgan Spurlock's 3D documentary on the British boy band works both as a concert film for fans and — to a lesser extent — an insight into the phenomenon of their fame. Following their tour, it shows them at work and play, though carefully avoids any mention of drinking or girlfriends. All revelations feel strategic (Zayn buying a house for his mum etc.), although amusing moments come when the boys dress in disguises and talk to oblivious fans. It’s an effective thank-you gift to the thousands of tearful girls gathered outside the hotels — and the millions who’d have been there if they could.

1D in 3D: the closest thing to a Shine A Light for Directioners.