Snowpiercer (2014)

In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 2014
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Snowpiercer offers an audaciously ambitious action spectacular for filmgoers numb to effects-driven blockbusters.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

There's a righteous savagery to this movie that's almost but not quite obscured by the lushness of its imagined world.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Violent, often absurd, but full of brilliant surprises.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This dystopian fantasy is unpleasant enough and inhuman enough that I never want to see it again, but it is interesting visually. The acting is also very good. Octavia Spencer ("The Help") gives a knockout performance as a desperate mother.

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Christy Lemire

It's so hard to describe how amazing Snowpiercer is without giving away everything that makes it amazing.

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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times

The future is miserably dystopian as usual in this apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, but at least it's thoughtful, stylishly crafted, high-speed misery that keeps on hurtling relentlessly forward -- even though there's nowhere to go.

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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

A wild, weird dystopian journey that demands to be seen

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

You couldn't ask for a better metaphor for hell on Earth than what Bong Joon-ho has wrought with Snowpiercer: constant forward momentum while getting absolutely nowhere, suffering all the while.

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Wesley Morris

It's a downbeat spectacle. But very good, unforgettably bizarre, original filmmaking and adventurously explored ideas can leave you feeling high, especially when you don't know quite how it's been pulled off.

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Kimberly Gadette

A refreshingly smart thriller, its geopolitical savvy mingled with a wholly unique look, Snowpiercer is quite the dystopian choo-choo.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
2014 hasn't really been the most creative year in terms of movies, however "Snowpiercer" is one of the few true original movies. Set in the… More
Joseph Brightly
Loved it! Another well made sci-fi flick by Bong Joon Ho.
Dan Schultz
An exceptionally crafted and absolutely thrilling sci-fi adventure concerning an apocalyptic future where most of mankind is extinct and the survivors of a… More
Spencer Macklin
Very interesting movie. One of the better post-apocalyptic films I've seen. Doesn't hold anything back, very violent and bleak outlook on humanity… More
Apeneck Fletcher
In a world frozen over through an eco-disaster one train circumnavigates the planet holding the vestiges of humanity in perilous balance. Claustrophobic in the… More
Greg S
After an environmental disaster, the remnants of humanity survive on a perpetual motion train that circles a frozen, uninhabitable globe; the oppressed masses… More