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: A ludicrous popcorn flick filled with clunky dialogues, but spectacular visuals save it from being a total disaster.

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.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

When the big money shot in the movie leaves you strangely unmoved you know you have a problem. Billions die, but the titular American heroes remain unvanquished.

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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.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

For all of its dire premonitions, foreshadowings of horror and easy targets for Jay Leno jokes, The Day After Tomorrow is eye-poppingly awesome and wonderfully entertaining.

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

if you want to see Mother Nature kick some butt, this is your bag

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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 ...

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

It fulfills its summer air-conditioning duties with flippant ease, and its enjoyably cloddish attempts at political relevance add a fascinating layer of incongruity.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

"Trite" really isn't doing justice to the degree to which [the film] has not a single thought, character, or line of dialogue that hadn't been run into the ground by the beginning of the '80s.

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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
Albert Kim
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