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

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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.

Inkoo Kang

"Snowpiercer" warms the heart, but doesn't penetrate it.

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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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Robert Horton
Seattle Weekly

The political allegory would be ham-handed indeed if it were being served up in a more serious context, but the film's zany pulp approach means Bong can get away with the baldness of the metaphor. Who needs plausibility anyway?

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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal

Once Mr. Bong sets his monorail in motion the movie assumes an irresistible momentum, accelerated by nonstop mayhem, gallows humor and an immersive visual style that possesses a heady sense of the steam-punk Apocalypse.

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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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Anita Katz
San Francisco Examiner

Overall, this is a solid, distinctive and sometimes exquisitely inspired thriller-and-beyond.

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

This is powerful stuff, and all the more so for its straightforwardness.

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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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Jim Slotek
Toronto Sun

It's a wicked, violent parable, and one of the only movies of the summer worth talking about after the credits roll.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Honestly, this film made me uncomfortable almost throughout its entire runtime. Between the moments of extreme violence against everyone from women and children… More
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
Josh Lewis
A unique science fiction film with plenty of visceral action to go with a helping of gross out horror. The story is very intriguing and sets up a good mystery… 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
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.