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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
  1. Despite the clunky bits, "Tomorrow" still manages to deliver the blockbuster goods.
  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
    Delivers the expected thrills and groans.
  4. 50
    Emmerich does know his way around an action scene -- there's an exciting sequence in which Sam and his buddies run from wolves while looking for meds inside the huge ship that pulls up alongside the library. But he's a master of disaster with no people skills. The characters in The Day After Tomorrow are fantastically stupid.
  5. All this amounts to a badly wasted opportunity, since global warming is a serious issue that deserves thoughtful treatment. So stay home and read a scientific journal instead. This is a disaster movie that lives up to its label.
  6. 40
    Despite the fact that The Day After Tomorrow is harnessed to the very real threat of global warming, it's still just a big, dumb movie, another Hollywood entertainment that, instead of tweaking and teasing our brains for fun, leaves us feeling thick and stupid.
  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: 92 out of 161
  2. Negative: 47 out of 161
  1. Dec 29, 2011
    This is the best film about climate change! The effects are amazing. Is my favorite film after Titanic, there are many scenes of action. If you liked movies disaster this is your movie. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    I enjoyed this movie but if I had to pick between 2012 or this movie, I would probably pick 2012.
  3. Nov 8, 2013
    It's a good movie...but I think I would have been happy without seeing it. It's just not right...but it's a good movie to watch. Just enjoy what you got here. Expand
  4. Jun 4, 2011
    Probably one of my favourite Emmerich film, next to Independence Day though I like it in a guilty pleasure kind of way. The acting is still tacky, scientific accuracy is out of the window and there are plot holes everywhere but at least the characters are actually slightly more human than the other Emmerich films because they actually look like they are struggling. The special effects are still good looking and though tacky, the acting wasn't as bad as from previous Emmerich films. Expand
  5. Jun 11, 2011
    As Paleoclimatologist Jack Hall discovers that a large ice sheet has been sheared off, he realizes that it triggered a massive climate shift that would affect the world population. Meanwhile, as his son, Sam and his friends attend an event in New York, they discovered that it has been raining for three weeks, but little do they know that the world will be entering the new ice age. Jack and his two friends make an attempt to rescue his son while surviving cold temperatures that could kill them.

    At times, the storyline and characters were undeveloped, but to give credit, the CGI looks cool and the moments with the storms were very intense and it keeps you interested in what's going on and sometimes the acting was pretty decent The Day After Tomorrow suffers from its lack of story and character, but keeps you interested with good CGI, good acting, and very good moments with the storms.

  6. Apr 22, 2013
    Its just your regular apocalypse movie with the same old story. But what an amazing visual dazzle.
  7. Feb 26, 2013
    God I hope I move to New Zealand before this happens D:

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