in about 100 words or less
South Korea 118m, Colour
Director: Yeon Sang-ho; Cast: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, Kim Su-an, Kim Eui-sung, Choi Woo-shik, Ahn So-hee
Train to Busan begins as a slowly paced family melodrama that ramps up into a frenzied post-apocalyptic zombie thriller. Despite the director’s best efforts to get the audience interested in the relationship between an estranged father and his daughter, the best of this film resides in the claustrophobic terror that is unleashed within the confines of a fast-moving train. More entertaining than the better known South Korean train wreck Snowpiercer (2013), Train to Busan is an infectious and suspenseful zombie thriller (Klaus Ming December 2017).