Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) Reviews

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November 26, 2019
In visual terms, the film is mesmerising. The actual horror scenes are not overly gory, and the chase scenes are excellently choreographed and filled with pure adrenaline, leaving you waiting for the next twist and turn with bated breath.
October 16, 2019
The bad stuff can be ignored and the good stuff is so, so good...the terror is nuanced and visceral, a gut reaction to the scale and speed of the attacks on screen.
October 7, 2019
There is much to enjoy here, but is there ever really any justification for a two-hour long zombie movie? Train To Busan argues not.
October 6, 2019
Yeon Sang-ho directs a film, which definitely moves towards being a blockbuster, but manages to induce it with a number of elements that make it much more meaningful than the majority of zombie and action films
August 7, 2019
The amount of energy that director Yeon Sang-ho is able to infuse into Train to Busan is a welcome change from the stop and go nature of recent entries in the genre.
July 24, 2019
No matter what angle you're looking at this from, we've seen it before.
June 21, 2019
Seok-woo comes to realize that selfish short-sighted attention is inherently inhuman. Metaphorically, it's what separates us from the zombies.
May 2, 2019
An entertaining and well crafted zombie-disaster film.
March 14, 2019
With a combination of incredible casting, rapid pacing and great scripting, Train To Busan is the best South Korean zombie film you'll ever see.
January 7, 2019
[It's] nothing we haven't seen before but Train to Busan takes a unique and surprisingly intimate spin on the high-octane zombie genre.
December 1, 2018
Part horror and part satire, this is an exceptional movie that drags you screaming along at bullet-train speed. Extraordinary tension is counterbalanced with eerie calm, as survivors embark and disembark in quiet fear.
November 17, 2018
Train To Busan is boilerplate zombie cinema done right from top to bottom.
November 2, 2018
Train to Busan is a thrilling and gory zombie flick with a lot of heart. I'm not afraid to admit that it even made me cry.
November 1, 2018
Overpopulation may have diluted the effects of zombies, but as long as filmmakers with the prowess of Sang-ho can make entertaining movies, zombies don't have to be so damn boring.
October 31, 2018
But what it lacks in gore, it makes up with frenetic energy and tension, and Train to Busan is a superior zombie entry with great performances and assured direction that proves that there is life to the over-saturated zombie genre.
August 28, 2018
If you think this sounds like Snowpiercer crossed with Dawn of the Dead, you wouldn't be too far off, but what the premise lacks in overall originality, Sang-ho more than makes up for in style, thrills, and exuberance.
August 28, 2018
Sang-ho has a series of creative solutions to keep the momentum going, including several adrenaline spiking set-pieces that are destined to keep audiences on the edge of their seats and cheering.
August 25, 2018
Train to Busan is horror as it should be: intelligent, fun, and celebrating life with every mad twist and new take on death that it can find.
April 9, 2018
What is marvellous about animator-turned-features director Yeon Sang-ho's live action debut is the way he cues up cliches only to demolish them.
April 4, 2018
Even with all the cleverly trimmed characterizations, Train to Busan doesn't lack the requisite heart to sustain interest despite the gritty showcase of humanity at its most ruthless and self-serving.
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