Life in a Day Reviews

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August 31, 2018
This is a film that can have you smiling one second and choking back the tears the next. This is a film that is joyful and distressing and mundane and extraordinary.
September 23, 2011
The many windows into different lives, capturing moments humorous and sad, ordinary and momentous, build into quite a moving film.
September 2, 2011
It's best to simply ignore its corporate branding and accept the spirit of deeper understanding and celebration of the project's intention.
September 2, 2011
With director Kevin Macdonald finding a rhythm among the myriad footage submitted, this honest, funny and touching doco is an incredible achievement.
September 2, 2011
You walk out with a good feeling, having seen a lot of humanity in the almost raw.
September 2, 2011
It's a feel-good movie in that sense, affirmative without being sentimental or exploitative.
September 2, 2011
Not all of this stuff will totally grip you with its urgency or relevance, but not a second of it (yes, even that fellow contemplating his laundry list) will wear out its welcome.
September 2, 2011
The clips add up to a poignant reminder of how much beauty there is in our world and its people.
September 1, 2011
Inevitably, the 90-minute film has a lot to live up to. And, by and large, it succeeds in its mandate.
August 31, 2011
While its intentions are pure and its goals often on mark with its presentation of a world both banal and spectacular, Life in a Day cannot help but delve into pretentious territory, creating an equally engrossing and frustrating viewing experience.
August 27, 2011
There is a cumulative effect of so many snapshots of life on earth, but it isn't meaningful so much as jumbled
August 27, 2011
Sometimes it soars, sometimes it flops. Worse still, it gets boring. Our fascination lies in the diversity of experience
August 15, 2011
Breaks all the established rules of filmmaking and storytelling, yet comes together as something that is unique, inspirational and occasionally profound.
August 13, 2011
August 12, 2011
Testifies to the remarkable, democratizing nature of cinema and the power of images seen and voices heard for the first time.
August 5, 2011
What I took away were some individual moments from people whose lives I wish had played out more.
August 5, 2011
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.
August 4, 2011
Give Macdonald and crew credit for picking out good, clear, telling contrasts, and not sweating potential heavy-handedness.
July 31, 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.
July 29, 2011
It's all familiar, for the most part, and it's all mildly interesting.
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