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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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You can finally say this about the notion that everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it: Well, Roland Emmerich has done something about it. Something stupid, but still ... something.
I'm not saying that a date with this picture is all pleasure; but it's not all guilt either. My guess is that, waking up the morning after The Day After Tomorrow, you won't have much trouble forgiving yourself.
[Emmerich] crams the film with enough digital wizardry to make you wish he had jettisoned the script altogether and simply paraded the visual effects with chapter titles such as Snow Over New Delhi and The Hollywood Sign Gets Totaled.
A classic, big-budget studio movie about widespread, dramatic, hand-of-God destruction and the few hardy characters who, to our satisfaction, improbably survive is no place for serious hectoring about the Antarctic ice shelf.
The sun'll come out in The Day After Tomorrow, but first you have to slog through almost two hours of bad plot and wooden characters, intermittently punctuated by some spectacular depictions of bad-weather catastrophes.