Total Film - 06/01/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "[E]xhilarating, uplifting and profoundly disorienting -- a dizzying, multi-lingual brew that whisks you around the world in a literal blink of the eye....Give in to the experience and it's an eye-popping rush..."
Wall Street Journal - 07/29/2011
"Love of life suffuses the footage, as it should....It's fascinating..."
Los Angeles Times - 07/29/2011
"Carved out of cyber-reality and global in reach, this fast-paced documentary is shaped as much by Internet savvy as traditional filmmaking..."
Washington Post - 07/29/2011 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[I]t is a pretty spectacular thing: a crowdsourced movie that manages to feel singular and whole."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/05/2011
"It's our equivalent of that '80s art-film kaleidoscope KOYAANISQATSI." -- Grade: B+
Director Kevin Macdonald (THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND) and producer Ridley Scott (ALIEN, GLADIATOR) team up to offer this candid snapshot of a single day on planet Earth. Compiled from over 80,000 YouTube submissions by contributors in 192 countries, LIFE IN A DAY presents a microcosmic view of our daily experiences as a global society. From the mundane to the profound, everything has its place as we spend 90 minutes gaining greater insight into the lives of people who may be more like us than we ever suspected, despite the fact that we're separated by incredible distances.