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.

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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

It is so rare that something lives up to expectations that it can feel like a goddamn miracle. Ladies and gentleman, I give you Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer.

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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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Lisa Rosman

Snowpiercer is a fantastic dumb movie for smart people.

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Inkoo Kang

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

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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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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

One could question the movie's simplistic approach or its coolly spasmodic violence. Does it add up to anything we don't already know? Of course not. But in this case, it's absolutely the journey that matters, not the destination.

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