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The Day After Tomorrow (2004)



Critic Consensus: The Day After Tomorrow is a ludicrous popcorn thriller filled with clunky dialogue, but spectacular visuals save it from being a total disaster.

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What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologic Jack Hall. Hall's research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet's climate. While Jack warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his 17 year-old son Sam finds himself trapped in New York City where he and some friends have been competing in a high school academic competition. He must now cope with the severe flooding and plummeting temperatures in Manhattan. Having taken refuge inside the Manhattan Public Library, Sam manages to reach his father by phone. Jack only has time for one warning: stay inside at all costs. As full-scale, massive evacuations to the south begin, Jack heads north to New York City to save Sam. But not even Jack is prepared for what is about to happen--to him, to his son, and to his planet.

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Dennis Quaid
as Jack Hall
Emmy Rossum
as Laura Chapman
Dash Mihok
as Jason Evans
Jay O. Sanders
as Frank Harris
Sela Ward
as Dr. Lucy Hall
Kenneth Welsh
as Vice President Becker
Arjay Smith
as Brian Parks
Tamlyn Tomita
as Janet Tokada
Kenneth Welsh
as Vice President Becker
Sasha Roiz
as Parker
Ian Holm
as Prof. Terry Rapson
Carl Alacchi
as Venezuelan Delegate
Nassim Shahara
as Saudi Delegate
Michael A. Samah
as Saudi Translator
Sylvain Landry
as Science Officer
Alan Fawcett
as Hurricane Hunter Cdr. Daniels
Howard Bilerman
as Rookie Scientist Hurricane Hunter
John Maclaren
as Veteran Scientist Hurricane Hunter
Frank Schorpion
as DC Fireman
Rachelle Glait
as Pinehurst Academy Teacher
Pierre Yves Leblanc
as International Reporter, New Delhi
Richard Zeman
as Flight Director
Perry King
as Pres. Blake
Frank Fontaine
as Caddy `Cooper'
Mimi Kuzyk
as Secretary of State
Al Vandecruys
as Scolastic Decathlon Referee
Vitali Makarov
as Yuri, Russian Astronaut
Russell Yuen
as Hideki, Japanese Astronaut
Pierre Lenoir
as J.D.'s Doorman
Don Kirk
as Victor, J.D.'s Driver
Lisa Canning
as L.A. Anchorwoman
Terry Rhoads
as L.A. Anchorman
Nicolas Feller
as Shop Owner's Grandson
J.P. Manoux
as L.A. Cameraman
Chuck Shamata
as Gen. Pierce
Vivian Winther
as Noel, Frozen Woman
Tom Rooney
as Jeremy
David Schaap
as Financial Reporter
Nobuya Shimamoto
as Japanese Policeman
Bunrey Miyake
as Japanese Shop Owner
Jennifer Morehouse
as French Reporter
Sam Woods
as Mr. Weldon
Jesus Perez
as Mexican Janitor
Jack Laufer
as Jeff Baffin
John Moore
as New York Reporter
William Francis McGuire
as Bart, Chopper Reporter
Michael McNally
as Buckingham Palace Reporter
Lynne Debel
as Old Frozen Woman
Mikio Owaki
as Noodle Chef
Alvin Tam
as Japanese Reporter
Joey Elias
as Library Security Guard
Ron Darling
as Hawaiian News Anchor
Jose Ramon Rosario
as `Crazy Weather' Cabbie
Kwasi Songui
as Statue of Liberty Guard
John C. Colton
as Fox Newscaster No. 1
Dilva Henry
as Fox Newscaster No. 2
Mark Thompson
as News Reporter
Wendy L. Walsh
as Weather Channel Newscaster No. 1
Mark Pfister
as Weather Channel Newscaster No. 2
Ana García
as Headline Reporter
Lauren Sanchez
as International Newscaster
Rob Fukuzaki
as National Newscaster
Ross King
as British Reporter
Robert Holguin
as Reporter No. 1
Suzanne Michaels
as Reporter No. 2
Leyna Nguyen
as Misc. Newscaster No. 1
Lina Patel
as Misc. Newscaster No. 2
Rosey Edeh
as New York Reporter
Lori Graham
as Grocery Store Reporter
Jesse Todd
as Scientist in Hallway
Gordon Masten
as New York Bus Driver
Matt Adler
as Truck Radio Announcer
Ray Legare
as Construction Man
Matt Holland
as RAF Pilot No. 1
Greg Kramer
as RAF Pilot No. 2
Joel McNichol
as RAF Pilot No. 3
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Critic Reviews for The Day After Tomorrow

All Critics (222) | Top Critics (52)

I don't think The Day After Tomorrow will pacify audiences as well as its predecessors, because even as disaster movies go, this one is a write-off.

January 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Some cool special effects...that's about it.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Many of the clichés in this movie predate the last Ice Age.

August 7, 2004

A shambles of dud writing and dramatic inconsequence which left me determined to double my consumption of fossil fuels.

August 1, 2004

... the situations are just so ludicrous that it really detracts from the quality of the special effects ...

June 7, 2004

An exceptionally stupid movie.

June 4, 2004 | Rating: 1/4

Audience Reviews for The Day After Tomorrow


Nice special effect but not really a good story or good acting.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer


Roland Emmerich continues to captivate with his apocalyptic-ideals. Now with this film he is able to express his vision with more visual highlights than before. From a torn-Hollywood sign to New York City in a ice-bounded trap, the film's effects really do make up for it's dull story. 3.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


roland emmerich loves destroying the world. there's literally a scene where they're running away from the freezing point of temperature. uh huh...

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