Bong Joon Ho presents a radical vision of a destroyed world where the last vestiges of humanity are about to erupt in a class war aboard a non-stop train.
It began with an experiment to reduce the Earth’s temperature. But instead, a gas released into the atmosphere brought about a new ice age. All that remains of life is aboard a train that perpetually circumnavigates the globe. But the poor who reside at the back of the train are fed up with the privileged elite who live off them. And so a revolt begins. Chris Evans, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Bong Joon Ho regular Song Kang Ho and a very game Tilda Swinton – sporting a grim set of dentures – head the cast in this sci-fi adventure, whose satire of social inequality is no less barbed that it is in the filmmaker’s subsequent ‘Parasite’.
★★★★ "Snowpiercer works brilliantly, the sum of extremely disparate parts that adds up to cinematic excellence." - Andrew Pulver, The Guardian