91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Jul 11
100% Boyhood Jul 11
15% Rage Jul 11
18% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

Top Box Office

17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $37.1M
23% Tammy $21.6M
85% 22 Jump Street $9.8M
30% Deliver Us from Evil $9.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
48% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
54% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

Coming Soon

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
—— Sex Tape Jul 18
—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25
—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01

Premieres Tonight

—— The Almighty Johnsons: Season 3
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New Episodes Tonight

61% Crossbones: Season 1
82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
—— The Legend of Korra: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

25% Black Box: Season 1
100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
94% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
88% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
44% Working the Engels: Season 1

Life in a Day Reviews

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

Full Review Source: New Yorker

August 8, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

In Kevin Macdonald's project, what ultimately unites mankind is its banality.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

July 24, 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
Nicolas Rapold
Village Voice
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The resulting object is less about the world than about itself, and feels like a hey-that's-neat 90-minute troll through the video-sharing website.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 26, 2011
Eric Kohn

...a pretty experiment with no apparent results.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE

July 27, 2011
Christopher Null

a hell of an experiment

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2011
Brent Simon

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: | Original Score: C

August 2, 2011
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Resides somewhere between the head trip of 'Koyaanisqatsi' and the it's-a-small-world-after-all reassurance of a Kodak commercial.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

August 25, 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
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Doc oddity of crowd-sourced footage from hundreds of amateurs around the globe reflecting their notions of life in a typical day is all over the map geographically but isolated in a dead zone emotionally, thematically and intellectually.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

July 26, 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
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
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
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Almost inevitably, a film made from these snippets is less than the sum of its parts.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

September 2, 2011
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.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 16, 2012
Tom Clift

Breaks all the established rules of filmmaking and storytelling, yet comes together as something that is unique, inspirational and occasionally profound.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 15, 2011
Molly Eichel
Philadelphia Daily News

What makes "Life in a Day" so compelling is how completely ordinary it is. There are no YouTube antics, no one is putting on a show. It's simply a collection of how people decided to spend one July day.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: B+

August 5, 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
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 13, 2011
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

It's hard to say much about it without risking spoilers but you will laugh, you will cry and you will have a good long think about the world and your place in it.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

April 19, 2011

New York Times
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