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Train to Busan (2016)

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).


3 comments on “Train to Busan (2016)

  1. SJHoneywell

    I loved this one even more than you did–it’s a very rare five-star review from me. Sure, we don’t really get anything beyond the surface of the characters, and I genuinely don’t care. This film is relentless and gutsy, and one of the best thrill ride horror movies I’ve seen in a long, long time.

    • Klaus

      Definitely one of the best zombie flicks out there.

  2. Paragraph Film Reviews

    Back to back Korean films about trains that have a cross-section of society onboard! This was also my favourite of the two, but I enjoyed both more than your fine self!

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