Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

Futuristic sci-fi actioner from Bong Joon-Ho (The Host), starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer and Ed Harris. In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on Earth, a class system evolves among the few survivors aboard the Snowpiercer - a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. Based on French comic Le Transperceneige.

2013Rating: R16, Violence126 minsSouth Korea, USA, France
ActionDramaScience Fiction
91%
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Reviews & comments

Like an unchallenging computer game

Snowpiercer is based on a French graphic novel about a train that carries all that remains of the world's population on an endless journey through a frozen landscape. We join the freeloaders at the back of the train as they revolt and try to take over the engine at the front. From the dirt and rags of the windowless carriage at the back of the train the...

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Snowpiercer

Directed by Joon-ho Bong and produced by Chan-wook Park, director of the Korean cult classic Oldboy. Snowpiercer is an audacious entertaining sci-fi action thrill-ride. For 18 years, the world's small population live on a train that never stops moving. Society is divided by the rich and the poor. The rich live in luxury at the front of the train, and the...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An enormously ambitious, visually stunning and richly satisfying futuristic epic.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

A headlong rush into conceptual lunacy-but you'll love it anyway.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Planetary destruction and human extinction happen a half-dozen times every summer. It's rarely this refreshing, though.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Works brilliantly, the sum of extremely disparate parts that adds up to cinematic excellence.

4.0
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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Projecting the problems of today into a science-fiction tomorrow, this also ties them to a compelling story that keeps shifting under its characters' feet.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An intellectually and artistically superior vehicle to many of the end-of-days futuristic action thrillers out there.

0
Variety

Variety

press

An enormously ambitious, visually stunning and richly satisfying futuristic epic.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A headlong rush into conceptual lunacy-but you'll love it anyway.

5.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Planetary destruction and human extinction happen a half-dozen times every summer. It's rarely this refreshing, though.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Works brilliantly, the sum of extremely disparate parts that adds up to cinematic excellence.

4.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Projecting the problems of today into a science-fiction tomorrow, this also ties them to a compelling story that keeps shifting under its characters' feet.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An intellectually and artistically superior vehicle to many of the end-of-days futuristic action thrillers out there.

0

Like an unchallenging computer game

Snowpiercer is based on a French graphic novel about a train that carries all that remains of the world's population on an endless journey through a frozen landscape. We join the freeloaders at the back of the train as they revolt and try to take over the engine at the front. From the dirt and rags of the windowless carriage at the back of the train the...

1.0
0

Snowpiercer

Directed by Joon-ho Bong and produced by Chan-wook Park, director of the Korean cult classic Oldboy. Snowpiercer is an audacious entertaining sci-fi action thrill-ride. For 18 years, the world's small population live on a train that never stops moving. Society is divided by the rich and the poor. The rich live in luxury at the front of the train, and the...

5.0
0