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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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Critic Reviews for Snowpiercer

All Critics (227) | Top Critics (38)

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

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

Snowpiercer is an engaging experience and is not only the most assured and interesting film of the recent Korean new-wavers' Hollywood output, but it's also a riveting action blockbuster in itself, the best of the American summer thus far.

January 2, 2015 | 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.

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…

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

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

Snowpiercer wears its inspirations on its sleeve, but the cumulative effect of it all results in something truly unique. It may not be The Host, but it is something I've never seen before, and that is a treat in itself.

August 26, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Best enjoyed as a thriller on steel wheels with a salutary moral, Snowpiercer is cinematic and compelling, despite its flaws, which emerge on too close a scrutiny of the screenplay, which tried hard to be original, but is caught up in its own story cogs

August 10, 2014 | 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

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