The Day After Tomorrow

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

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

PG-13 2004 123 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 66 reviews

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age 10+

Definitely appropriate in terms of graphics

Firstly I don’t agree with the 5* violence rating. Yes most of the world dies, but it doesn’t happen on screen or In a gory graphic way. To give an example without spoiling, the teens see a mammoth at a museum and learn that it froze so fast it was grazing when it died (obv. During the first ice age), it didn’t even know it was about to die or that it was in danger. From what I can recall that is the only kind of death that happens on screen (a couple that was sleeping and doesn’t wake up, a man that steps outside and is suddenly popsiclized) aside from one heroic moment of self-sacrifice (which happens off screen as well). All in all, if your kid takes death hard by all means avoid this movie, but if you are simply trying to find a movie that will appease your pre-teen that doesn’t have sex and gore this is the perfect movie. My son is 11 and really liked it. Any younger than 10 I think he would have been bored out of his mind because the weather stuff would have flown over his head.
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age 15+

Great movie…. Not for a family of little kids!!!

Great movie but not good for little kids! We watched this because my kids loved Ice Age… this move was not like Ice Age I would not recommend.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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