The New York Times
The glacierization of half of the world's inhabited land is contemplated with barely a hint of horror. In fact, it looks kind of cool. Full Review
When it comes to weaving personal stories in and out of the special-effects set pieces, the director has the most colossal antitalent since Ed Wood Jr.
The Day After Tomorrow is filled with bad dialogue, stock peril situations, and sketchy character development, but it's a big enough spectacle that those things don't completely derail the film's capacity to be enjoyed. Full Review
Wall Street Journal
Seldom has grandeur struggled so mightily, and fruitlessly, with rampant goofiness. Full Review
The Onion (A.V. Club)
Emmerich now directs entirely in watered-down Spielbergisms, and his storytelling skills, never strong, have gone slack. His talent for stretching a concept that can be described in 10 seconds into a feature-length movie, on the other hand, remains impressive. Full Review