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Based on 38 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Don't ask whether or not you should take The Day After Tomorrow seriously. Don't take it at all. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The spectacle, which is colossal and at times staggering to behold, begins within two minutes of the fade-in and keeps coming until the finish. I thought I'd seen it all. I hadn't. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Packed with digs at Bush-Cheney that even Democrats could find heavy-handed, the movie's lumbering approach reminds us that, OK, Emmerich did "Independence Day" -- but also 1998's "Godzilla," which began sinking back into the sea in week two. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Seldom has grandeur struggled so mightily, and fruitlessly, with rampant goofiness. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Never mind the cool, convincing effects (and they are cool), The Day After Tomorrow teems with illogical action, improbable coincidences. It's pure escapist fare, a popcorn gobbler. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Really bad movies can be fun, and the dialogue here often attains a level of joyful inanity. show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite the clunky bits, "Tomorrow" still manages to deliver the blockbuster goods. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Yes, the movie is profoundly silly. What surprised me is that it's also very scary. The special effects are on such an awesome scale that the movie works despite its cornball plotting. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Better than his previous films, The Day After Tomorrow plays to Emmerich's strengths, making for a thrill ride that rarely disappoints when it matters. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This often entertaining movie mixes grand, epic effects and amazing visualizations of catastrophe with a sappy family-in-crisis plot that would look hackneyed in a '60s Disney TV movie. show more

  • November 03, 2012 well2
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    We saw this movie in the theater and i have to agree with Roger Ebert(his review) on this yet we liked the message of this movie to think seriously about these changes taking place in our environment and weather and now having experienced Hurricane Sandy and living in NYC i thought about this movie, it seems this movie is becoming more about reality than fantasy.

  • July 27, 2011 Sweetrose
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    This film is action packed, and viewers feel the drama of a glacier meltdown.As Sela Ward and Dennis Quaid try to save the planet from a freeze,people flock to warmer Mexican temperatures.I love such scenes, where we see Lady Liberty sink and people get stuck in the library.The World seems to be topsy turvy,and the battle is fun to watch.Bravo, Quaid and Ward !

  • May 28, 2011 re0708
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    Loved this movie! Very touching when Dennis Quaid (the Father) and Jake Gyllenhaal (the Son) eventually find each other. Very intertaining!

  • November 15, 2009 Hi Bekka
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    Pretty good movie...but a bit tiring toward the end, with you just wanting it to be over already...too tense. Great special effects that were a bit unsettling, because they seemed so real...

  • June 20, 2008 Vlibrooklyn
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    It's awesome and it's the best movie ever

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