Source Code Movie Reviews

Source Code

Source Code

Release Date: Apr 01, 2011

Genre: Suspense/ThrillerAction/Adventure

Rating: (PG-13)

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  • 2
    Good movie, but predictable. It's like Groundhog Day as a drama. The acting is well done. The editing was good, especially considering the repetitive nature of the story.
  • 4
    I really liked this science fiction thriller and i highly recommend seeing it in the theaters because it is entertaining and thoughtful. Director Duncan Jones did an excellent job with directing this film and I hope he will make more science fiction movies. I loved that the film kept going over and over an eight minute period and kept adding new details to it. This is one of those films that you have to see couple of times because every time you will be able to see something new. Overall, it is a really good film, I think it is the best film I have seen in 2011.
  • 4
    Let's call it what it is: sci-fi Groundhog Day. But no matter what you call it, you can't call Source Code anything but entertaining. Directed by Duncan Jones, whose first film was the similarly claustrophobic Moon, Source Code is not only a lot of fun in that mind-bending way great sci-fi is, but at its core, has a great emotional base lacking from most movies in its genre.

    Jake Gyllenhaal plays Army Captain Colter Stevens, who inexplicably wakes up on a Chicago commuter train, talking to Michelle Monaghan's Christina. 8 minutes later, the train explodes. Stevens awakens now to find himself talking to an officer, who explains the "source code" of the title: Stevens is being put into the body of a man on the train, for 8 minutes at a time, to find out who the bomber is, and to stop an even larger bombing. Stevens spends the rest of this puzzle of a film putting clues together.

    Jones does a great job of keeping the audience in the dark, along with Stevens. We get to put the pieces of the puzzle together as well, and it's a really fun experience. However, it would have all been just a gimmick if the performances didn't have us involved in the characters. Gyllenhaal, a good actor with bad choices in films recently, finds the perfect character for him, playing sensitive, angry, and funny in even measure. Monaghan and Vera Farmiga as the officer are both excellent as well. Source Code is, so far, my favorite movie of the year, a crazy time travel trip you should take immediately.
  • 5
    This is a science fiction thriller directed by Duncan Jones. I love science fiction movies and I have not seen a good one for a very very long time, I was kind of sceptical about this movie as well but I was pleasantly surprised. This film was truly science fiction and it was not trying to be anything else but a science fiction film. The characters in the film are very interesting and I truly cared what is going to happen to them. The film had great actors like Jake Gyllenhaal who did an amazing job as a leading man as well as Michelle Monaghan who is an amazing actress and I am so happy she got this role. Overall, I loved this film and I will probably going to see it again.

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