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Reviews: Snowpiercer (2014)

snowpiercerReviews for this film from our members:

  • Dragan Antulov @ FAK [Croatian]
    • Excerpt: Fascinantno ostvarenje i primjer filma za ciji se integritet isplatilo boriti.
  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Fantástico salto al panorama internacional de Joon-ho Bong, que propone una película tan divertida como demoledora en sus lecturas. El futuro distópico clásico subraya sus diferencias de clase a bordo de un tren que no puedes perder.
  • Chris Barsanti @ PopMatters
    • Excerpt: By compressing its revolutionary struggle into such a tightly compressed and void-encircled space, Bong Joon-Ho’s evocative post-apocalyptic actioner becomes furiously kinetic but metaphorically overburdened.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
  • Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
  • Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @
    • Excerpt: A dystopian masterwork illustrating the moral rot of dividing the population into a winning class versus everybody else as poor scum of the earth.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: a masterpiece of action adventure science fiction fueled by a terrific international cast…Joon-ho has more on his mind than startling imagery and violence and his climax is both breathtaking and an emotional gut punch.
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: It’s a dumb idea on its surface, and as we get deeper and deeper into the concept, at no point does the screenplay … make us believe it is anything more than that.
  • Kimberly Gadette @ Doddle
    • Excerpt: A smart thriller, with geopolitical savvy mingled with a wholly unique look, Snowpiercer is quite the dystopian choo-choo.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Snowpiercer’ is a remarkable post-apocalypse picture that takes place on a train-turned-ark, which houses all that remains of humankind at its most vulnerable and totalitarian.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Exciting, edge-of-your-seat action thriller – a wild ride that’s one of the best of the year, so far.
  • Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films
    • Excerpt: Is it better than a Michael Bay movie? Yes. But not that much better.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Snowpiercer is a politically provocative ensemble piece of legendary proportions. A parable that manipulates the medium in impressively dynamic ways which captivate the mind while delighting the eye.
  • Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: the dystopian world he envisions is incredibly immersive and extremely thrilling….but maybe some of those edits should have been kept in.
  • Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Hauntingly grim, full of appalling ironies and awful truths. This is most definitely not the feel-good movie of the summer.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: This is anything but a throwaway actioner or an embroidered message movie, but rather one of those visionary cinematic rarities that leaves one with the refreshing desire to catch a repeated viewing as soon as it’s over.
  • Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
    • Excerpt: Snowpiercer reminds us once again that genre pictures can be smart, sophisticated and even a little bit dangerous to the status quo.
  • Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery
    • Excerpt: If there’s any justice in the universe, history will remember SNOWPIERCER as its generation’s equivalent of THE MATRIX.
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: Joon-ho Bong is carving out just such a niche, bringing his first English-language picture to the states with conviction and style few of his contemporaries seem able to master.
  • Joe Lozito @ Big Picture Big Sound
    • Excerpt: If you can buy the premise of this Bong Joon-ho graphic novel adaptation, you’re in for a good ride.
  • Brent McKnight @ Giant Freakin’ Robot
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Deftly explores the themes of everyday society but taken to the extreme and heightened in a restricted setting, punctuating its narrative with bouts of thrilling and expertly choreographed action alongside moments of welcome humour.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Snowpiercer plays out on a horizontal plane thanks to the ever-rolling train, but it feels as if one crawls out from under the earth and escapes the darkness the more the action advances towards the engine.
  • Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
  • [New – 7/2/15] | Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Até pode parecer mal dizer isto, mas é o género de filme que não devia ser visto só em cinema. Claro que visualmente merece o ecrã grande, mas, pelo menos mais tarde, deve ser visto em casa mesmo antes de dormir, para que os pensamentos que despoleta não se desvaneçam por entre as distracções que surgem sempre pelo caminho.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: As Swinton’s Mason and later the man at the train’s helm (Ed Harris) point out, there is an order to things and everyone has their place and that’s what keeps Snowpiercer running. It’s also what keeps Snowpiercer running. Each sequence is connected to the last in a way that brings us ever closer to the end, creating a political allegory and a mind-altering action picture all powered by the same engine of insanity.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: It may not be the brightest movie around, but it’s almost insanely watchable…deliciously different from run-of-the-mill doomsday pictures.
Updated: July 7, 2015 — 7:28 pm

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