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R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary

In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Mother), 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. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster.

Cast: Chris Evans , Song Kang-ho , Tilda Swinton , Jamie Bell , Octavia Spencer , John Hurt , Ed Harris , Ewen Bremner

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Genres: Science fiction, Action

Distributor: Radius TWC

Snowpiercer (2013)

Release Date: June 27th, 2014|2 hr. 5 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A slambam sci-fi thriller with a brain, a heart and an artful sense of purpose. You're in for a wild whoosh of a ride. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It's a film that, in its own peculiar way, forces viewers to question their values and ask themselves how much they're willing to sacrifice for a functioning society, and how much is too much. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A rare hybrid that perfectly blends the dazzle of a futuristic action thriller with the intellectual substance of an art film. show more

  • July 24, 2014 CB
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    This movie was absurd. Imagine "twelve monkeys" meets "polar Express". You could poke a thousand holes in the hole movie, but my question was why they even had the rear of the train people. Maybe if they were needed to shovel coal or something. Just because a film maker lays a heavy guilt trip about the moral unfairness of society doesn't make it a good movie. I would like the "professional" reviewers to please refund my $6.99 rental fee. If you feel compelled to rent this movie I would recommend getting stoned first. Might help.

  • July 15, 2014 Sidney
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    This movie is abominable - skip it. Dark, icky, way too long, and an ABSURD ending. I did like the polar bear though.

  • July 14, 2014 jims946
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    Bad, bad, bad. Run, don't walk, from the nearest showing of this 2 hrs. and 5 mins. of wasted time. WTH were all these great actors and filmmakers thinking? I wanted to take a bath after seeing this movie - on the inside. I want my $13 back.

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