Critics Consensus: Snowpiercer offers an audaciously ambitious action spectacular for filmgoers numb to effects-driven blockbusters.
If the film Snowpiercer is showing in your town, go see it now. This is easily one of the best/ top films I’ve seen in 2014. Not just a great action film about overtaking a massive train section by section, but a provocative allegory of the lower class overthrowing the elite. It’s a fantastic visual journey as they fight their way from the squalor and oppression of rear cars to growing opulence of the front elite cars on the way to confront the leader in the engine room. (reminded me of a reverse Dante’s Inferno). This is one of those rare movies that entertains you but really leaves you thinking (This movie has been on my mind ALL day.)
Sad that this gem is in limited release (Why?!) and will pass under the radar on the same weekend that the big, loud, dumb, vacuous, trainwreck that is Transformers 4 breaks Summer box office records.