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May 10, 2017

TRAIN TO BUSAN

TrainToBusanThis top-drawer zombie-apocalypse thriller generated major buzz at Cannes in 2016. The South Korean town of Busan is the destination for a trainload of ever-diminishing passengers and a lot of hungry zombies. Director Sang-ho maximizes every cubic inch of suspense the train cars can contain.

A workaholic divorced husband travels with his adolescent (part-time) daughter to share her with his ex-wife. His ability to protect his daughter from the zombies presents the narrative arc.

Sure the social commentary hits too much on the nose; it’s a forgivable condition considering how much fun this filmic rollercoaster is to enjoy with friends or family.

Train to Busan

Not Rated. 118 mins. (B+) (Four stars — out of five / no halves)


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