Snowpiercer (2014)



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

Movie Info

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 engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster. (c) TWC-Radius

Rating: R (for violence, language and drug content)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Bong Joon-Ho, Kelly Masterson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 21, 2014
Box Office: $4.6M
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Critic Reviews for Snowpiercer

All Critics (185) | Top Critics (40)

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

Full Review… | January 2, 2015
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 2, 2015
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 2, 2015
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

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?

Full Review… | January 4, 2015
Seattle Weekly

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

Full Review… | January 2, 2015
San Francisco Examiner

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

Full Review… | January 2, 2015
Toronto Sun

Audience Reviews for Snowpiercer


Honestly, this film made me uncomfortable almost throughout its entire runtime. Between the moments of extreme violence against everyone from women and children to the disabled, and the extreme filth, gore, and dystopian politics, it was a lot to take in. It made me queasy, affected, and revolted. This isn't an easy thing for any movie to accomplish nowadays, especially when it's not a horror film.


Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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 thriller that wraps you up almost immediately. The acting is solid from a very good cast, with Ed Harris stealing the show by the end like he usually does. Saying too much will give away some of the surprises, but this is a very good film whether you like science fiction or not and is recommended.

Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

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 future, the world is completely frozen over. The last survivors all live on a train that just continually circle the earth. The train is divided by class, poor people in the back and rich in the front. Tired of being suppressed, the poor head to the front and it's on like donkey kong. Chris Evans leads the poor, and he is stellar here. It's amazing how far he has come from his "Not another teen movie days." The whole cast in this is pretty damn good, especially Twilda Swinton, who is just crazy as hell. There's even a couple "holy crap!" moments in this that will get you to sit up straight. The story starts to fall apart a little towards the end, but overall it's very entertaining and not like anything else I've seen. Bong Joon Ho directed this and his Asian influence shows quite a bit, which is a breathe of fresh air in English movies. This is currently on netflix, and everyone has netflix, so you don't have an excuse to check it out. Truly different from any other movie of 2014, and very much worth while.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

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