Parent reviews for The Day After Tomorrow

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Common Sense says

age 14+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 66 reviews

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.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 13+

Great action, great message

It's a classic sci-fi where no one listens to the scientists and are then very sorry for it. Great role models.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 14+

distressed

It was a bit distressing because I am very concerned about climate change.
age 11+

Great for Family Movie Night with Tweens

Because of the conversations about Ice Age with the kids in church yesterday, we rented "The Day After Tomorrow" and watched it with our 13 and 11-year-old last night. The movie first came out in 2004 and as I recall it did not have the best reviews despite all the hype surrounding the release. I also remember feeling a bit disappointed after seeing it for the first time. However, it was a completely different experience when the four of us (our 10-year-old opted out) watched it together. We all loved it! The kids have learned about climate science at school, and we have just recently discussed the validity of global warming. This movie though a fiction with exaggerated scientific claims is still packed with enough realistic scenarios about climate change. The theme of family and friendship will tug at your hearts. Besides a scene of two teens exchanging a kiss, there are no "cringy" moments. It's a relief to find a PG-13 movie that I can actually enjoy with my older kids.

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Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Great movie, full of action

Not for kids younger than 10.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

End of the world lover

My son loves disaster movies with tons of action! So this was good. There is some passionate kissing with a man on top of a woman on a couch he is unbuttoning her shirt. Last about 15 seconds but are interrupted

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Great role models
age 14+

Cool Special Effects Save Underracted Movie

The acting completely ruins this movie. Special effects got the movie into a sort of fame. At the most, it's somewhat okay. There are a few very perilous moments. Some kissing.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 12+

So cool.

This movie is cool and funny! If you love Sci-fi dissaster movies you'll love this one!
age 10+