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.

Movie Info

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 … 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


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Critic Reviews for The Day After Tomorrow

All Critics (225) | 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

"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

The ecological theme is not advanced with any subtlety, but so what? The film works with the broad brushstrokes appropriate to a popular entertainment.

Full Review… | July 14, 2008

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

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