• The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

The Day After Tomorrow

Release Date: May 28th, 2004

DVD Release Date: October 12th, 2004

PG-13 |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

After climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) is largely ignored by U.N. officials when presenting his environmental concerns, his research proves true when an enormous "superstorm" develops, setting off catastrophic natural disasters throughout the world. Trying to get to his son, Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal), who is trapped in New York with his friend Laura (Emmy Rossum) and others, Jack and his crew must travel by foot from Philadelphia, braving the elements, to get to Sam before it's too late.

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, Sela Ward, Dash Mihok, Kenneth Welsh, Jay O. Sanders

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Action , Adventure

Production Co: Tomorrow Films, Centropolis Film Productions, Mark Gordon Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Tense, Emotional, Friend, 2000s, New York City, Son, Survival, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

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Winner Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)