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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago 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
    Mick LaSalleSan 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

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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