Snowpiercer

Critics Consensus

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

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Average Rating: 3.7/5

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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

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  • 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

    TheWrap
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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

An enormously thought-provoking allegory that suggests a terrifying price necessary to keep the capitalist system machine functioning at full speed in a post-apocalyptic society confined in a moving train - and it is always a pleasure to see a thrilling story that makes us think.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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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.
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
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
Wildaly M

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