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



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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

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Critic Reviews for Snowpiercer

All Critics (242) | Top Critics (47) | Fresh (229) | Rotten (13)

  • 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.

    Sep 22, 2016 | Full Review…
  • It's a wicked, violent parable, and one of the only movies of the summer worth talking about after the credits roll.

    Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

    Jim Slotek

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

    Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…

    Inkoo Kang

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  • 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.

    Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 2, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This is powerful stuff, and all the more so for its straightforwardness.

    Jan 2, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Snowpiercer

  • Apr 28, 2016
    I really liked this movie much more than I anticipated great action and a great story from a film that from the trailer didn't excite me all that much.
    Kameron W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 17, 2016
    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
  • Nov 30, 2015
    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 n Super Reviewer
  • Sep 22, 2015
    Original IP Post-Apocalyptia as well as the 21st century can possibly dish it out.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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