Opening

15% Transcendence Apr 18
—— A Haunted House 2 Apr 18
55% Heaven Is for Real Apr 16
89% Bears Apr 18
55% Fading Gigolo Apr 18

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $41.3M
48% Rio 2 $39.3M
72% Oculus $12.0M
63% Draft Day $9.8M
77% Noah $7.6M
40% Divergent $7.4M
13% God's Not Dead $5.5M
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel $4.1M
79% Muppets Most Wanted $2.3M
78% Mr. Peabody & Sherman $1.9M

Coming Soon

44% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
71% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16

New Episodes Tonight

—— Anger Management: Season 2
92% Community: Season 5
55% The Crazy Ones: Season 1
100% Grey's Anatomy: Season 10
90% Parenthood: Season 5
100% Parks and Recreation: Season 6
100% Portlandia: Season 4
55% Reign: Season 1
0% Saint George: Season 1
100% Scandal: Season 3
73% Sirens: Season 1
68% Surviving Jack: Season 1
92% Vikings: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
36% Mixology: Season 1
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Workaholics: Season 4

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
85% Enlisted: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

Life in a Day Reviews

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

A slick mishmash of exotica, minutia, and airbrushed platitudes (a lot of babies are born, but how can that be if no one has sex?) that tries to sum up the lives of everybody.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 3, 2011
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

Small parts dazzle but the film succeeds more in theory than practice. It's a fabulous concept, but overall less than the sum of its parts, largely because it slips back and forth between different modes of storytelling.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: C

August 2, 2011

It's a remarkable achievement, creating something that is meaningful, sad, and often funny from the home movies of thousands of people around the world.

Full Review Source: DCist | Original Score: 7.5/10

July 31, 2011
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

It's all familiar, for the most part, and it's all mildly interesting.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2011
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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It strives awfully hard for depth but, more often than not, comes off too shallow.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 29, 2011
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

As an attempt to reflect The Way We Live Now, it falls short in a few key ways.

Full Review Source: Television Without Pity

July 29, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Despite having no conventional narrative, other than the sleeping, waking, rising, bathing, eating and living cycles of ordinary people across the globe, "Life in a Day" is, without exaggeration, a profound achievement.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 29, 2011
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Some of the material is banal, especially upon a second viewing. Some of it undoubtedly represents great acting by canny contributors. But the vast majority of the film feels undeniably real and incredibly inspiring.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

July 29, 2011
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Judging by the National Geographic doc "Life in a Day," a lot of nothing happened on July 24, 2010.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

July 29, 2011
Mike Hale
New York Times
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"Life in a Day" is "Koyaanisqatsi" minus the consistent visual imagination that made that film bearable.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 28, 2011
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

a hell of an experiment

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2011
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
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"Life in a Day" is at once ambitious in its global reach and modest in its simplicity.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

July 28, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Kevin Macdonald's documentary imposes a semblance of unity on a planet of unfathomable diversity.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 28, 2011
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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Carved out of cyber-reality and global in reach, this fast-paced documentary is shaped as much by Internet savvy as traditional filmmaking, which doesn't make the experience of it any less satisfying, or the implications any less provocative.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 28, 2011
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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What could have been a gimmick turns out to be philosophical and heartfelt.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 28, 2011
Noel Murray
AV Club

If nothing else, Life In A Day serves as a fine time capsule, recording some of what life was like on Earth in 2010.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

July 28, 2011
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

...a pretty experiment with no apparent results.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE

July 27, 2011
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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"Life in a Day" is so intimate and ultimately optimistic, it'll leave you with the inescapable feeling that you've just made hundreds of new friends you've never actually met.

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 3/4

July 27, 2011

Entertainment Weekly
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So freshly edited, the clips so free of the usual YouTube Stupid Human Tricks coyness, that it's easy to get addicted to its clear-eyed celebration of the rituals and dislocating comedy of life in the 21st century.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

July 27, 2011
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