Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) Reviews

January 6, 2017
Director Yeon Sang-ho makes smart use of the cramped quarters, and while it's true that his zombies' abilities tend to vary according to the requirements of the moment, it's easy to overlook amid the onslaught of action and emotion.
December 1, 2016
A zombie movie content not to aspire to any loftier subtextual readings needs little more than a skilled choreographer of action, and there's plenty of evidence that this film had one in Yeon.
October 27, 2016
The zombie movie takes the bullet train in Train to Busan, a smart horror that contrasts the hyper-cleanliness and efficiency of South Korean life with bloody, neck-biting chaos.
October 27, 2016
Yeon keeps us guessing until the nervy closing seconds.
October 27, 2016
Funny, scary and with its heart in the right place.
October 22, 2016
Less effectively, the movie has some rather obvious social comeuppances in mind and you'll groan at the contrivances. Just wait a few minutes and you'll get to the next action sequence, in which Yeon is more confident.
August 24, 2016
Really, the result is first-class throughout.
August 4, 2016
It may not be something we've never seen before, but it's something we can benefit from seeing again.
August 4, 2016
In the manner of the most enjoyable horror pictures, every time you think things can't get worse, they do.
July 22, 2016
The most purely entertaining zombie film in some time, finding echoes of George Romero's and Danny Boyle's work, but delivering something unique for an era in which kindness to others seems more essential than ever.
July 22, 2016
"Train to Busan" is really a feast for the scary, gymnastic bit players: contorting their bodies, baring teeth and running full bore. On this express, they're a first-class menace indeed.
July 21, 2016
Sprinting right out of the gate, the director, Yeon Sang-ho, dives gleefully into a sandbox of spilled brains and smug entitlement.
July 21, 2016
Breathless and brutal, the film is akin to someone smashing together 28 Days Later with Snowpiercer and then convincing Mad Max's George Miller to help out on some of the action scenes.
July 18, 2016
Yeon Sang-ho has instantly transformed himself into Korea's go-to-guy for zombie movies.
July 18, 2016
Train to Busan preaches that equality is the key to survival, but Yeon doesn't do the rest of us any favors by sacrificing the very things that make him special.
May 15, 2016
"Train to Busan" pulses with relentless locomotive momentum.