The Day After Tomorrow (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)



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

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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 warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his 17 year-old son Sam finds himself trapped in New York City where he and some friends have been competing in a high school academic competition. He must now cope with the severe flooding and plummeting temperatures in Manhattan. Having taken refuge inside the Manhattan Public Library, Sam manages to reach his father by phone. Jack only has time for one warning: stay inside at all costs. As full-scale, massive evacuations to the south begin, Jack heads north to New York City to save Sam. But not even Jack is prepared for what is about to happen--to him, to his son, and to his planet.more
Rating: PG-13 (for intense situations of peril)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Roland Emmerich
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 12, 2004
Box Office: $186.6M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Dennis Quaid
as Jack Hall
Emmy Rossum
as Laura Chapman
Dash Mihok
as Jason Evans
Jay O Sanders
as Frank Harris
Sela Ward
as Dr. Lucy Hall
Kenneth Welsh
as Vice President Becke...
Arjay Smith
as Brian Parks
Tamlyn Tomita
as Janet Tokada
Kenneth Walsh
as Vice President Becke...
Sasha Roiz
as Parker
Ian Holm
as Prof. Terry Rapson
Carl Alacchi
as Venezuelan Delegate
Nassim Shahara
as Saudi Delegate
Michael A. Samah
as Saudi Translator
Sylvain Landry
as Science Officer
Alan Fawcett
as Hurricane Hunter Cdr...
Howard Bilerman
as Rookie Scientist Hur...
John Maclaren
as Veteran Scientist Hu...
Frank Schorpion
as DC Fireman
Rachelle Glait
as Pinehurst Academy Te...
Pierre Yves Leblanc
as International Report...
Richard Zeman
as Flight Director
Perry King
as Pres. Blake
Frank Fontaine
as Caddy `Cooper'
Mimi Kuzyk
as Secretary of State
Al Vandecruys
as Scolastic Decathlon ...
Vitali Makarov
as Yuri, Russian Astro...
Russell Yuen
as Hideki, Japanese As...
Pierre Lenoir
as J.D.'s Doorman
Don Kirk
as Victor, J.D.'s Driv...
Lisa Canning
as L.A. Anchorwoman
Terry Rhoads
as L.A. Anchorman
Nicolas Feller
as Shop Owner's Grandso...
J.P. Manoux
as L.A. Cameraman
Chuck Shamata
as Gen. Pierce
Vivian Winther
as Noel, Frozen Woman
Tom Rooney
as Jeremy
David Schaap
as Financial Reporter
Nobuya Shimamoto
as Japanese Policeman
Bunrey Miyake
as Japanese Shop Owner
Jennifer Morehouse
as French Reporter
Sam Woods
as Mr. Weldon
Jesus Perez
as Mexican Janitor
Jack Laufer
as Jeff Baffin
John Moore
as New York Reporter
William Francis McGu...
as Bart, Chopper Repor...
Michael McNally
as Buckingham Palace Re...
Lynne Debel
as Old Frozen Woman
Mikio Owaki
as Noodle Chef
Alvin Tam
as Japanese Reporter
Joey Elias
as Library Security Gua...
Ron Darling
as Hawaiian News Anchor
Jose Ramon Rosario
as `Crazy Weather' Cabb...
Kwasi Songui
as Statue of Liberty Gu...
John C. Colton
as Fox Newscaster No. 1
Dilva Henry
as Fox Newscaster No. 2
Mark Thompson
as News Reporter
Wendy L. Walsh
as Weather Channel News...
Mark Pfister
as Weather Channel News...
Ana García
as Headline Reporter
Lauren Sanchez
as International Newsca...
Rob Fukuzaki
as National Newscaster
Ross King
as British Reporter
Robert Holguin
as Reporter No. 1
Suzanne Michaels
as Reporter No. 2
Leyna Nguyen
as Misc. Newscaster No....
Lina Patel
as Misc. Newscaster No....
Rosey Edeh
as New York Reporter
Lori Graham
as Grocery Store Report...
Jesse Todd
as Scientist in Hallway
Gordon Masten
as New York Bus Driver
Matt Adler
as Truck Radio Announce...
Ray Legare
as Construction Man
Matt Holland
as RAF Pilot No. 1
Greg Kramer
as RAF Pilot No. 2
Joel McNichol
as RAF Pilot No. 3
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Critic Reviews for The Day After Tomorrow

All Critics (228) | Top Critics (46)

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

Full Review… | August 7, 2004
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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

August 1, 2004
New Yorker
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 17, 2016
Fat Guys at the Movies

"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.

Full Review… | December 21, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

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

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

This is a popcorn film with a fact based concept, and that's all it is...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for The Day After Tomorrow


Nice special effect but not really a good story or good acting.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


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. From a torn-Hollywood sign to New York City in a ice-bounded trap, the film's effects really do make up for it's dull story. 3.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


roland emmerich loves destroying the world. there's literally a scene where they're running away from the freezing point of temperature. uh huh...

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

The Day After Tomorrow Quotes

Vice President Becker: It's easy for him to say, he's safely here in Washington.
Gomez: His son is in Manhattan.
– Submitted by Mattie J (2 years ago)
Terry Rapson: Nothing like this has ever happened.
– Submitted by russell b (3 years ago)
Jack Hall: Professor, it's time you got out of there.
Terry Rapson: I'm afraid that time has come and gone, my friend.
Jack Hall: What can we do?
Terry Rapson: Save as many as you can.
– Submitted by Nick S (3 years ago)
Jack Hall: Where's the library?
J. D.: It's supposed to be... right here. [looking at frozen town]
– Submitted by Baurushan J (4 years ago)

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