Overall Rank: 1381
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 108
Theatrical Release Date: 06/27/2014
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/21/2014
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Actors: Chris Evans, Kang-ho Song, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ah-sung Ko, Ed Harris
Plot: The near future: a second ice age has wiped out most of humanity. The survivors travel by train through the cold, lonely world - but even here, at humanities end, class division rears its ugly head - and those as the back of the train are ready to revolt. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019
Don't bother with "Snowpiercer" when you can just watch "Children of Men" from 2006. It's essentially the same movie, but a lot less tedious and conveys its message with more clarity.
Mahee Ferlini - wrote on 12/03/2014
Very cool movie. The world is very interesting and fleshed out with cool touches. Some may not like where the story ends up but you'll enjoy the ride
Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/14/2014
Curtis: "A thousand people in an iron box. No food, no water. After a month we ate the weak. You know what I hate about myself? I know what people tastes like....I know that babies taste best". The story is about 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. This has to be the most original and the most well directed film that I've seen this year. The action scenes was well shot and Chris Evans was brilliant in this film. The rest of the cast did a excellent job in they roles. Overall Snowpiercer is a awesome movie with a great story.
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/15/2014
Joon-ho Bong essentially turns a tired trope (the post-apocalyptic future) on its head in a wonderful, wicked and semi-serious tale of a future in which to prevent global warming, we bring on a second ice age and the remnants of mankind now reside on a trans-continental train with a perpetual engine. The haves live in luxury in the front - complete with dental care, schools, sushi, rave clubs, meat and all manner of amenities. Those in the back subsist on protein bars (believe me, you do NOT want to know what's in them) - which is a step up from cannibalism. Tilda Swinton is excellent (and nearly unrecognizable) as the front-train representative forced to deal with the dregs while Chris Evans is fine as the back-train resistance leader. Turns from Ed Harris, John Hurt and Korean actors …
Indyfreak - wrote on 11/09/2014
Alison Pill has a cameo playing a pregnant teacher wielding a machine gun that is knifed in the heart after leading a trippy singalong.
That is but one of the flat-out bizarre and off-the-wall moments that happen in Snowpiercer, a very very strange but furious blend of sci-fi dystopia, social commentary, and balls-to-the-wall action.
Economically filmed and directed in a restrained manner that is refreshing compared to most Hollywood action films, the script moves from point A to point B but it's never the same in each train car as a long-simmering rebellion explodes in the tail section (led by Chris Evans) and makes its way to an intense climax.
The cast is excellent, especially Chris Evans and his primary antagonist played by an unrecognizable Tilda Swinton. There's more …
Snoogans - wrote on 07/07/2014
'Snowpiercer' is an awesome work of originality. It's original in the way it combines multiple genre exercises into a collective piece of excitement. This is a new spin on the 'dystopian future' type of setting. It's themes cover all societal issues you can think of, feeding them into one slick and cohesive plot that is ripe with action and much visual stimulation. Though, it's intentions are more under-the-surface and present for those who pick up on them. No overbearing messages here. It doesn't waste time with needless explanations, character backstories, or world building. My only quibble is the ending that leaves too many questions. The scenes involving the hero's final confrontation with the supposed 'villain' didn't quite give me what I was expecting from the journey …
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smeagol - wrote on 2014-06-27 10:29
saw it a few months back. very good film and looks fantasticok the woman in charge is silly and some of the scenes is like walking into a weird world of sillyness but overall its so original and just has a real quality to it.good fim great director
Marco - wrote on 2014-06-26 22:32
I thought it would be cheesy and stupid, but it was mind blowing.
Looneymanthegreat - wrote on 2014-06-25 09:59
Looks good to me too. I'll be sure to check it out if it comes to town. (Ps. Lol "Harvey Scissorhands.")
Chris Kavan - wrote on 2014-06-24 19:59
The buzz on this one is terrific right now - luckily I think it survived good ole "Harvey Scissorhands" and has survived mostly intact. If it actually plays in my area, I would certainly check it out - but likely I'll have to wait for home viewing. And yes, Joon-ho Bong is an excellent director (form his films I have seen) and I highly recommend his work.