Snowpiercer — 8/10

SNOWPIERCER (2014, Bong Joon-Ho)

Rollicking good entertainment, paced like a rocket despite a running time over two hours. Swinton and Harris both relish the villain role, though the former is a little more successful (but the latter has a perfect final line). A solid mix of violence, humor, sci-fi weirdness, and sociopolitical allegory that always seems to be tonally fine — quite a feat given this material. Looks a little cheap at times, but then really strong in other places. Hard not to strongly recommend, even though I’m giving it the short shrift in this too-brief review (written a week after I saw it and without much time to scribble thoughts).

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