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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Colin Kennedy
    80
    Everybody is good at one thing, they say; for Emmerich, it's destruction.
  2. 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.
  3. 67
    Emmerich’s sense of irony has rarely been so pointed, and The Day After Tomorrow, for all its obvious cataclysmic set-pieces and stock characterizations, is nothing if not timely.
  4. Really bad movies can be fun, and the dialogue here often attains a level of joyful inanity.
  5. 50
    What most hurts The Day After Tomorrow is its unfortunate, lecturing tone.
  6. The story is too silly, too woefully underwritten, to stake a claim on seriousness.
  7. 25
    Don't ask whether or not you should take The Day After Tomorrow seriously. Don't take it at all.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 93 out of 163
  2. Negative: 48 out of 163
  1. Nei
    May 3, 2010
    10
    I don't care what the others say, but this movie is good.
  2. Louis'sbrother
    Mar 27, 2007
    10
    Not only is this movie an edge-of-your-seat thriller, it also spreads the message of the threat of global warming clearly.
  3. Aug 14, 2010
    8
    The Day After Tomorrow was a better movie than I expected. The characters were easy to know and were great in their roles. The story playedThe Day After Tomorrow was a better movie than I expected. The characters were easy to know and were great in their roles. The story played nicely gradually growing in tension with a great climax. It obviously isn't perfect, but a movie worth seeing. Expand
  4. SteveP.
    Jan 27, 2008
    7
    I loved this movie; it is a modern-day Plan 9, a B movie with all the usual clunky plots. The wolves are missing? They'll show up I loved this movie; it is a modern-day Plan 9, a B movie with all the usual clunky plots. The wolves are missing? They'll show up again... on a ship in the middle of Manhattan! The guy says "...and I'll go, too"? Yes, he's going to die. We're trapped in a building full of wood... so all we can burn is books! Come on, people! This movie is brilliant... just not the way the writers intended. Grab some popcorn, rent this movie, and enjoy! Expand
  5. Jan 12, 2013
    6
    Good special effects and entertaining.
  6. Oct 6, 2011
    5
    "The Day after Tomorrow" starts in a broad scale with impressive visuals, but lacks the lasting appeal as well as the character depth. I can"The Day after Tomorrow" starts in a broad scale with impressive visuals, but lacks the lasting appeal as well as the character depth. I can suspect where the movie wants itself headed to, but fails to execute in action. Expand
  7. JackH.
    Oct 1, 2005
    0
    If the world were indeed to end tomorrow I would die happy knowing the people who wrote this tripe went with it.

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