Life in a Day
Life in a Day (2011)

The 24th July 2010.... 80,000 Lives.... 4,500 Hours of Footage... 2 Award winning Filmmakers..... Now one incredible motion picture event. What began life as a startling cinematic experiment becomes the must see movie experience of the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 24, 2011
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Almost inevitably, a film made from these snippets is less than the sum of its parts.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Give Macdonald and crew credit for picking out good, clear, telling contrasts, and not sweating potential heavy-handedness.

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Michael Dequina

All too well summed up by its closing bit, where a young woman bemoans how she hoped for an eventful day but ended up with another rather mundane one.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

This pointillistic view of everyday people never quite gels as a movie, but it has its point-and-click moments.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

It strives awfully hard for depth but, more often than not, comes off too shallow.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The many windows into different lives, capturing moments humorous and sad, ordinary and momentous, build into quite a moving film.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

What I took away were some individual moments from people whose lives I wish had played out more.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

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 what it is to be alive on planet Earth.

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Simon Foster

It's best to simply ignore its corporate branding and accept the spirit of deeper understanding and celebration of the project's intention.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
The very idea of this film fascinated me, so I had to give it a shot. I must say, that if life itself fascinates you, you may just fall in love with this film,… More
Spencer S.
Life in a Day isn't really what you would call a film so much as a long Youtube video without anything tying it together. The film balances between the… More
Michael S
Truly a groundbreaking achievement that shows the kind of art only possible in our "always connected" present. "Life in a Day" is the reason… More
Idrees Khan
Not something a lot of people would typically classify as a film. More of an art project, but what an emotional trip it is. There is nothing that unifies yet… More
Directors Cat
Life in a Day isn't the most moving piece of cinema ever made, nor is it capable of sustaining an audience's interest through out. But there's a… More
Dan Schultz
A fascinating, well edited collage of videos filmed on the same day, July 24th 2010, and the different events and personalities worldwide. This is a film that… More