The Day After Tomorrow
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologic Jack Hall. Hall's research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet's climate. While Jack… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 28, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Day After Tomorrow is a ludicrous popcorn thriller filled with clunky dialogue, but spectacular visuals save it from being a total disaster.

Will Self
London Evening Standard

I don't think The Day After Tomorrow will pacify audiences as well as its predecessors, because even as disaster movies go, this one is a write-off.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

A shambles of dud writing and dramatic inconsequence which left me determined to double my consumption of fossil fuels.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a decent-enough disaster movie that's rarely as spellbinding as one might've anticipated based on its seemingly foolproof setup.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Some cool special effects...that's about it.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... the situations are just so ludicrous that it really detracts from the quality of the special effects ...

Micheal Compton
Bowling Green Daily News

Despite its impressive visual displays in hour one, the film quickly falters in the second half thanks in part to a bland cast stuck in some very silly subplots.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Many of the clichés in this movie predate the last Ice Age.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

An exceptionally stupid movie.

Debbie Lynn Elias
Behind The Lens

The Day After Tomorrow is all about the high energy, rapid fire spectacular. Spectacular effects. Spectacular disasters. Spectacular ear-splitting bombastic sound to rival military shock and awe. In short, simply spectacular.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Nice special effect but not really a good story or good acting.
Jason Spencer
nice visuals
Eugene Bernabe
Roland Emmerich continues to captivate with his apocalyptic-ideals. Now with this film he is able to express his vision with more visual highlights than before.… More
Directors Cat
The Day after Tomorrow is better then you might expect. This time round Roland Emmerich's big scale effects that always draw in a crowd are worth their… More
Anonymous User
roland emmerich loves destroying the world. there's literally a scene where they're running away from the freezing point of temperature. uh huh...
Christopher Heim
The biggest flaw with this film is it blows its watt too early. The disaster scenes occur within the first thirty minutes, after that the movie might as well… More