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

All Critics (216) | Top Critics (47)

A madcap addition to the comic-book-derived movies that have dominated cinematic summer fare.

March 28, 2017 | Full Review…
The New York Review of Books
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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.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…
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.

January 2, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
Toronto Sun
Top Critic

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

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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.

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

January 2, 2015 | Full Review…
Wall Street Journal
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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

Super Reviewer

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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