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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.