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: June 27, 2014
DVD 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.

J. Hoberman
The New York Review of Books

A madcap addition to the comic-book-derived movies that have dominated cinematic summer fare.

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Inkoo Kang

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

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Jay Ledbetter
Film Inquiry

Snowpiercer is a great entry into the sci-fi canon and one of the best films released in 2014.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

That rare experience you don't get to have much in the summer anymore, a loud, clanging, original action flick that's grabbing you by the lapels and yelling in your ears.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Fueled by implausibility, and for a good portion of the ride much better for it, Bong-Joon Ho's Snowpiercer posits a nonstop, Earth-encircling train containing the microcosmic survivors of a society killed off by a global warming-induced deep freeze.

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Rebecca Pahle
The Mary Sue

Every once in a while I see a movie that leaves me vibrating with energy as I leave the theater, knowing that what I just saw will stick with me probably for the rest of my life... Snowpiercer is one of those.

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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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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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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

The film's something of a mess, trading swerve and style for cohesion and coherence. No matter: Nothing else at the multiplex right now is half as entertaining.

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