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One Day On Earth

One Day On Earth (2012)

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Average Rating: 5.7/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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One Day on Earth is a grassroots film project that, once a year, captures the human experience in every country on earth on the same day. The first feature-length documentary film premiers on Earth Day, April 22, 2012 and will be screened in over 160 countries around the world. The documentary showcases the work of over 19,000 volunteer filmmakers - novice and professional -and sets a world record: the first movie to feature footage from every country in the world on the same day. -- (C)

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Documentary, Special Interest

Kyle Ruddick

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (5)

The overall impression is as fleeting as much of the imagery that flashes across the screen.

June 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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One day on Earth proves too little and too much for One Day on Earth.

June 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
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It all flies by, nothing sinks in, but the cumulative effect is somewhat overwhelming. How could it not be?

June 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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The film's 104 minutes ambitiously packs in a huge amount of evocative imagery that well conveys the diversity of life on the planet.

June 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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Too often, it is no more than a set of flashcards, with no feel for the images other than to note that it's Andorra or Burkina Faso or Tuvalu we're admiring.

June 1, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Ultimately, a collage film is only as good as its constituent parts, and, with a few exceptions, the brief snippets from this particular day on earth are far too prosaic to be illuminating.

May 30, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comments (2)
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Stretched so thin it almost disappears.

May 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
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Beguiling as well as meandering, but thought-provoking and frequently gorgeous, it's an interesting nonfiction snapshot that's much cheaper than any similarly exotic itinerary a viewer could put together.

August 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
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