Earth: One Amazing Day

Coming to Cinemas 22 March 2018

The sequel to the BBC Earth documentary Earth, which aims to capture the awesome power of the natural world. Robert Redford narrates.

Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands, from exotic jungles to urban jungles. Get up close and personal with a cast of unforgettable characters: a baby zebra desperate to cross a swollen river, a penguin who heroically undertakes a death-defying daily commute to feed his family, a family of sperm whales who like to snooze vertically and a sloth on the hunt for love.


Directed by

  • Peter Webber('Girl with a Pearl Earring', 'Hannibal Rising', 'Emperor')
  • Lixin Fan('Last Train Home', 'I Am Here')
  • Richard Dale('Inside the Twin Towers', 'Moonshot', 'D-Day 6.6.1944')



Rating: G


Associated Press


The Earth might be the film's titular star but the documentary is really about the sun and how that star's waxing and waning energy over 24 hours shapes life down here, from the warmth of morning to the shadows of night.

Hollywood Reporter


Earth: One Amazing Day proves inspirational in its depiction of the wonders of the natural world.

Los Angeles Times


"Earth: One Amazing Day" is kid-friendly, but adults will be equally awed by the animal wonders and how the filmmakers captured them in such exquisite detail.

The Guardian (UK)


This perfectly serviceable and somewhat conventional documentary tracks the daily struggle to survive for an assortment of wild animals.

The Times (UK)


This gorgeous nature documentary megamix, with sequences liberally culled from last year's BBC Planet Earth II series, rightfully earns its place on the big screen.

TimeOut (London)


It's breathtaking to watch, although its meditative possibilities are limited thanks to Redford's narration and an overbearing orchestral accompaniment.

Total Film (UK)


Showing how animal families are driven by the rhythms of night and day, this sometimes awe-inspiring doc is visually stunning.

Village Voice (New York)


The film works best as a collection of cleansing images to meditate on - it's a welcome respite from the awfulness of the developed world, though the dangers of climate change and extinction are glossed over by design.