Snowpiercer (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

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-Radiusmore
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
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Song Kang-ho
as Namgoong Minsu
John Hurt
as Gilliam
Ed Harris
as Wilford
Alison Pill
as Teacher
Kenny Doughty
as News Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Snowpiercer

All Critics (207) | Top Critics (42)

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
Top Critic

South Korean filmmaker Joon-ho Bong's latest is a welcome reminder of [sci-fi's] fertile - if often untilled - creative ground.

Full Review… | April 17, 2016

Bong's latest is his most visceral and action-oriented film to date, tapping into the generous fantasy of its stylized source material.

Full Review… | March 28, 2016
The Film Stage

... a high-speed metaphor speeding down the science fiction tracks of genre cinema.

Full Review… | February 12, 2016

A movie that sets ground between an action movie and a reflective film. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | October 15, 2015
El Universal

Keeps all the elements of social commentary in sci-fi, but it also adds some great action sequences that could only come from the mind of its visionary director, Bong Joon-ho. [Full review in Spanish]

Full Review… | October 14, 2015

Audience Reviews for Snowpiercer

A very unique action Sci-Fi-film that is unlike anything you've seen before. The unpredictable plot and fascinating location already make sure of that but the outstanding look adds another layer of oddness. The sudden bursts of violence are almost physically hurting for the spectator, yet you can't look away from this fascinating and challenging film.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Ugh! Despair, Depression and Hopelessness all served up in 80% darkness. What kind of entertainment is that? None would be the answer. A very few beautiful visual is not enough to compensate for the endless gloom.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

It started off interestingly but then sort of changed tone midway. It wasn't bad but I just didn't like the direction it took.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Snowpiercer Quotes

Mason: We know you well, Mr. Curtis. We've been watching you. Precisely 74% of you shall die.
– Submitted by Davy H (9 months ago)
Curtis: We take the engine and we control the world. It's time we take the engine.
– Submitted by Davy H (9 months ago)
Curtis: This chaos, a thousand people in an iron box, 18 years I've hated this train. 18 years I've waited for this moment.
– Submitted by Davy H (9 months ago)
Mason: Now, as in the beginning, I belong to the front. You belong to the tail. When the foot seeks the place of the head, the sacred line is crossed. Know your place. Keep your place. Be a shoe.
– Submitted by Davy H (9 months ago)

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