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Bong Joon-ho

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About the Movie

A post-apocalyptic ice age forces humanity’s last survivors aboard a globe-spanning super train. One man (Chris Evans) will risk everything to lead a revolt for control of the engine and the future of the world.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 225
  • Fresh: 213
  • Rotten: 12
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: There's a righteous savagery to this movie that's almost but not quite obscured by the lushness of its imagined world. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Sep 30, 2014

Fresh: Once Mr. Bong sets his monorail in motion the movie assumes an irresistible momentum, accelerated by nonstop mayhem, gallows humor and an immersive visual style that possesses a heady sense of the steam-punk Apocalypse. – John Anderson, Wall Street Journal, Jan 2, 2015

Fresh: This is powerful stuff, and all the more so for its straightforwardness. – John Semley, Globe and Mail, Jan 2, 2015

Fresh: That rare experience you don't get to have much in the summer anymore, a loud, clanging, original action flick that's grabbing you by the lapels and yelling in your ears. – David Sims, The Atlantic, Sep 22, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Action-Packed & Philosophical

Yes, it is competing with yet another "Transformers" movie, but if you're a Sci-Fi fan because of its ability to predict the future and/or dream of our potential and/or give you a third-eye view of our present state, then this film will please you. It will touch you, like a good episode of "Twilight Zone," keeping you entertained that day but also making you think about in bed that evening. The film does a good job of making you think, showing you many arguments, and showing you a potential (although perhaps frightening) solution. It may not be enough of an aesthetic, superficial, and action-flooded, commercial film to break a box-office record, but it will become a cult icon.

I see

So this is where the critics placed their reviews for Trancendence. Because " a rare hybrid perfectly blends the dazzle of the futuristic action thriller with the intellectual substance of an art form", seems like it was written for Transcendence instead of a story about people stuck on a train.

Piercing more than snow.

I am a huge fan of this Korean director, and I am a huge fan of this movie; “Snowpiercer” pierced through my expectations and exceeded them. The acting was excellent. The visual elements and story together were brilliant, brutal and beautiful. Acting was great. Action was mesmerizing. Overall, and excellent human survival story.