Parents' Guide to

Snowpiercer

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Brutal post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller has big themes.

Movie R 2014 126 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+

Horribly violent and full of F-bombs

Some of the most graphic violence and abhorrent behavior that can be thought up…..” I know what humans taste like… and that babies taste best”…. Horribly dark premise to the movie and an immense amount of foul language through out.
age 12+

Snowpiercer

I think its not that bad

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (32 ):

This is an exceptional sci-fi thriller, worth far more than just its visual effects. One of the world's most talented filmmakers, Korean director Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother, etc.) has proved that he can handle varied material that has strong themes with confident pacing and impressive visuals. SNOWPIERCER is a big film with a large cast, but Bong brilliantly juggles fights, characters, and ideas -- including a savvy use of food -- and fits it all succinctly within his amazing visual design and scope.

The movie's dystopian future could have been heavy-handed, but instead it's balanced with equal amounts of intelligence and hope. And, of course, filming in a long, thin corridor could have been repetitive, but the images are constantly striking and surprising. Bong doesn't neglect his cast, either. Song Kang-ho and Ko Ah-sung return from The Host (again playing father and daughter), Evans gives one of his finest performances, and Ed Harris is especially memorable.

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