One Life Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
February 22, 2013
A visually gorgeous, at times astonishing screen experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 22, 2013
Nature films don't come any more spectacular than the BBC's "One Life."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 21, 2013
A typical British nature documentary, which is to say, a very good film, and one that mostly balances the "awwws" with the awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
February 20, 2013
A typically eye-catching, years-in-the-making chronicle of animal life that is tainted by the urge to anthropomorphize.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
February 19, 2013
Another gorgeously shot document of nature's majesty, this one focusing on the life cycle-and interconnectedness-of all living creatures.
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
February 19, 2013
As much as Daniel Craig's narration can feel tacked-on, it's really secondary to the film's expert camerawork.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 18, 2013
| Original Score: B
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 23, 2012
What's before our eyes suggests we share the planet with some amazingly strange beings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
March 22, 2012
It's obvious One Life is all about the visual impact. And in that regard, the film is just stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 16, 2011
The camera work on this nature documentary is so staggering that it really is worth seeing on a very big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
November 16, 2011
Beautifully shot and featuring some genuinely astonishing footage, this is a thoroughly entertaining documentary that delivers a powerful message.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 15, 2011
Shot with dazzling technical prowess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
July 21, 2011
One Life is a film truly deserving that much-abused adjective of unmissable.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
July 21, 2011
A fascinating salute to all creatures great and small.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
July 21, 2011
Quite a spectacle, and a nice family outing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
July 21, 2011
Four years in the making, this is simply a staggering achievement, with a standard of photography that continues Britain's excellence in the field of wildlife film-making.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
July 19, 2011
A well structured montage of wall-to-wall splendor, 'One Life' is the culmination of years of patient filming that deserves to be seen in all its glory - on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carmen Gray
Total Film
July 13, 2011
This BBC Earth animal-behaviour doco catches the sheer jaw-dropping mentalness of the creature kingdom round the globe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amanda Gilroy
PopMatters
December 9, 2013
Even if we can understand that the future of our planet depends on a multi-species sharing economy, the film doesn't always match up what it says with what it shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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