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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: 93 out of 162
  2. Negative: 47 out of 162
  1. Nei
    May 3, 2010
    I don't care what the others say, but this movie is good.
  2. Louis'sbrother
    Mar 27, 2007
    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
    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 played nicely gradually growing in tension with a great climax. It obviously isn't perfect, but a movie worth seeing. Expand
  4. EnzoP.
    Jul 9, 2009
    It was a really good movie it kept me awake through the night. I agree what Steve P. said it's a B movie.
  5. Apr 22, 2013
    Its just your regular apocalypse movie with the same old story. But what an amazing visual dazzle.
  6. PatC.
    Sep 7, 2005
    Evocative and restrained musical score, stunning visualizations and immersing sound effects are featured as people struggle to survive in the shell of a city subjected to a natural catastrophe. Actually a striking movie if initially viewed following Hurricane Katrina, a perspective not available when the movie was released. Too many Hollywood cliffhanger elements, improbable weather events and environmentalist dogma preclude eligibility as an intelligent film. The enviros cover all their bases by claiming global warming can bring another ice age. Come on you phonies, do you understand how this planet works or not? However, I do believe that nature bats last, and a lot of the social interaction and political responses as the characters struggle to survive resemble today's news coverage and is truly touching. Expand
  7. JackH.
    Oct 1, 2005
    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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