Life in a Day Synopsis
Filmmakers from around the world chronicle life for future generations.
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
Life in a Day is, without exaggeration, a profound achievement.
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Entertainment Weekly

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It's our equivalent of that '80s art-film kaleidoscope "Koyaanisqatsi."
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Life in a Day is an experimental project driven by the Internet at its best, where connectivity among the planet's population has become a...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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At once ambitious in its global reach and modest in its simplicity.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It's the sort of big thought that makes a small point, which is precisely the problem with Life in a Day. A documentary that looks to give...
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63

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Macdonald knows plenty about crafting something evocative from unscripted material.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Does the film add up to something more than a stunt? Maybe not. I was captivated by the several hours I recently saw of Christian Marclay's...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There are dull spots, as with any other day, yet "Life" aims to be, and occasionally is, like a YouTube-y "Our Town," giving a sense of...
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50

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
It's a clever concept that should play well on TV and the Internet. But as a big-screen movie, Life in a Day -- which lists brothers Tony...
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35

NPR

By Scott Tobias
Produced in partnership with YouTube and distributed by National Geographic Films, the documentary Life in a Day is offspring with the...
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Life in a Day review

By dermycar
Definitely not worth seeing in theaters, considering these images were made on a camera not better than yours. Some scenes are an emotional joy and captivating, but the film doesn't work as a whole...

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By metrodcmike
We went because we had tickets to a theatre we had to use and it sounded ok. We were blown away by the movie! We went to see it twice....

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An Absolute Must-See!

By ElleOCS2007
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when this movie was announced, but it was absolutely fabulous! Parts of it are pretty heavy and intense, and it's really masterfully edited. Fantastic job by...

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Rated PG-13 | For Disturbing violent images, language and sexual reference
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Insightful docu features thousands of YouTube clips.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF