Snowpiercer (2014)

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Critic Consensus: 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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R (for violence, language and drug content)
Genre:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Chris Evans
as Curtis
Jamie Bell
as Edgar
John Hurt
as Gilliam
Song Kang-ho
as Namgoong Minsu
Ed Harris
as Wilford
Ewen Bremner
as Andrew
Ko Ah-sung
as Yona
Kenny Doughty
as News Reporter
Alison Pill
as Teacher
Vlad Ivanov
as Franco the Elder
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Critic Reviews for Snowpiercer

All Critics (214) | Top Critics (46)

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.

Full Review… | September 22, 2016
The Atlantic
Top Critic

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

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

Full Review… | January 2, 2015
TheWrap
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 2, 2015
San Diego Reader
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
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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.
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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