Train to Busan (Busanhaeng)
Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016)

TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak while trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to Busan, a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 22, 2016
DVD Release Date: January 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Train to Busan delivers a thrillingly unique -- and purely entertaining -- take on the zombie genre, with fully realized characters and plenty of social commentary to underscore the bursts of skillfully staged action.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Director Yeon Sang-ho makes smart use of the cramped quarters, and while it's true that his zombies' abilities tend to vary according to the requirements of the moment, it's easy to overlook amid the onslaught of action and emotion.

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Clark Collis
Entertainment Weekly

Really, the result is first-class throughout.

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Jordi Costa
El Pais (Spain)

A film that has a protagonist with a conventional dramatic arc, but everything that surrounds this predictable characterization is pure imaginative fire, served with devilish dominion of the filmic space. [Full review in Spanish]

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Charles Bramesco
AV Club

A zombie movie content not to aspire to any loftier subtextual readings needs little more than a skilled choreographer of action, and there's plenty of evidence that this film had one in Yeon.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

It may not be something we've never seen before, but it's something we can benefit from seeing again.

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Daniel Krauze
El Financiero

Train to Busan is undoubtedly a remarkable thriller and a well-assembled film, regardless of whether it works for it to narrate from drama or include political subtexts. [Full review in Spanish]

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Less effectively, the movie has some rather obvious social comeuppances in mind and you'll groan at the contrivances. Just wait a few minutes and you'll get to the next action sequence, in which Yeon is more confident.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

In the manner of the most enjoyable horror pictures, every time you think things can't get worse, they do.

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The very definition of a mondo midnight movie!

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Much as I'm not a fan of zombie movies, this was freaking excellent and kept me glued to the screen. Suspense, drama, and characters with actual… More
Alec Barniskis
Finally a zombie film that returns to the collectivist themes of George A. Romero's early work, while also delivering several tense sequences.
Jesse Ortega
I don't know how many zombie movies have actually been released in the history of film. I think the amount of zombie films, or other related media, is… More
Justin Frazer
As far as zombie films go there is nothing ground-breaking about Train to Busan but it is nethertheless very well done indeed. It reminded me a little of the… More
Luke Eberhardt
Yeon Sang-Ho's other Zombie Disaster feature is the director's first foray into live action. Unlike 'Seoul Station', 'Train to… More
Andrew Huynh
Almost as if Snowpiercer meets World War Z. Train to Busan's delivers disturbing imagery and great social commentary but soon let down by over the top… More