Source Code

Source Code

Source Code

Sci-fi thriller from British director Duncan "son of David Bowie" Jones (Moon).

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In the bizarre assignment, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code": a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last eight minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.

2011Rating: M, contains offensive language & sexual references93 minsUSA, France
Science FictionThriller
85%
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Reviews & comments

Not as clever as it thinks it is

'Inception' meets 'Groundhog Day', but this film lacks the intelligence of the former and doesn't achieve the variety of the latter. A decent enough concept but shambolicly executed, resulting in a rambling yawn. It doesn't take long to see where the film is going and from there you just want to shout at them to get on with it. Thinks it's far more clever...

2.0

SUREAL & a bit GoundHog Dayish I give it 3trains Choo Choo Choo

I like how Jake Gyllenhaal played his role as well as the other cast. Scary in a way, he has to re-live the victims deaths over & over again just to find a threat. He learns his own dark secret & he falls for his co star character as she is the only one he connects to on the train. its not a cliffhanger but more a breath of fresh air in terms of a...

3.0

entertaining

An entertaining ride. Nothing mind-blowing, but good nonetheless. Jake Gyllenhaal was great.

Well pieced together

Great movie, cleverly mastered ending. I enjoyed it :)

4.0

Great

Write your review here.

4.0

Continue this trend Mr. Jones and i will buy tickets to every one of your films

Duncan Jones continues his artistic rampage with this (not time travelling!)thriller. After having only seen the film once, i arrived at the conclusion that i liked it. However, after meditating on the ideological implications of the ending for sometime i then came to the conclusion that i loved it! I believe this film is incredibly dark in tone if you...

4.0

Best film this year

'Nuff said.

5.0

Movies dont get any better than this.

A mind bending subject for a story.It is griping from start to finish.So well told.It is very clever and not too long.

5.0

Epic Ending!

I'd read a few average reviews and so went along thinking that it would be good, but not that good - but GOSH were my expectations pleasantly blasted! :D There were definitely some twists, and especially the ending, which I was not expecting. The ending - epic! Made me grin excitedly in the theatre. Jake Gyllenhaal was once again fantastic :) This film was...

5.0

Don't watch the trailer!

The trailer gives away too much. This film would be better seen knowing less. The acting and suspense at the beginning is lost through knowing more. I have to admit I am disappointed lately with not only trailers giving away too much but movies having 3 trailers that combined tell too much. This is a good solid thriller that the family enjoyed. It's worth...

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Solid execution and some provocative ideas can't save Source Code from a fatal hubris, as it thinks itself far more clever than it actually is and assumes it's earned emotions at which it's only hinted.

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Source Code is one of the best films of 2011 - it's intelligent, ferociously good film making, and a brilliant experience which rewards with multiple viewings.

4.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The Moon man returns to Earth with a clever, classy and affecting thriller that never goes off the rails. If Bowie isn’t careful, he’ll soon be better known as “Duncan Jones’s father”...

4.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An ingenious thriller that comes billed as science fiction, although its science is preposterous.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Rare sci-fi thriller of brains and heart

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The movie boils down to one character, acting under enormous pressures of space and time, racing to solve a mystery. In this case, that may be good enough.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An exciting, intellectually stimulating science-fiction thriller which also connects emotionally. Everyone involved earns a promotion to the premiership.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Solid execution and some provocative ideas can't save Source Code from a fatal hubris, as it thinks itself far more clever than it actually is and assumes it's earned emotions at which it's only hinted.

TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Source Code is one of the best films of 2011 - it's intelligent, ferociously good film making, and a brilliant experience which rewards with multiple viewings.

4.0
Total Film

Total Film

press

The Moon man returns to Earth with a clever, classy and affecting thriller that never goes off the rails. If Bowie isn’t careful, he’ll soon be better known as “Duncan Jones’s father”...

4.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An ingenious thriller that comes billed as science fiction, although its science is preposterous.

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Rare sci-fi thriller of brains and heart

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The movie boils down to one character, acting under enormous pressures of space and time, racing to solve a mystery. In this case, that may be good enough.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An exciting, intellectually stimulating science-fiction thriller which also connects emotionally. Everyone involved earns a promotion to the premiership.

4.0

Not as clever as it thinks it is

'Inception' meets 'Groundhog Day', but this film lacks the intelligence of the former and doesn't achieve the variety of the latter. A decent enough concept but shambolicly executed, resulting in a rambling yawn. It doesn't take long to see where the film is going and from there you just want to shout at them to get on with it. Thinks it's far more clever...

2.0

SUREAL & a bit GoundHog Dayish I give it 3trains Choo Choo Choo

I like how Jake Gyllenhaal played his role as well as the other cast. Scary in a way, he has to re-live the victims deaths over & over again just to find a threat. He learns his own dark secret & he falls for his co star character as she is the only one he connects to on the train. its not a cliffhanger but more a breath of fresh air in terms of a...

3.0

entertaining

An entertaining ride. Nothing mind-blowing, but good nonetheless. Jake Gyllenhaal was great.

Well pieced together

Great movie, cleverly mastered ending. I enjoyed it :)

4.0

Great

Write your review here.

4.0

Continue this trend Mr. Jones and i will buy tickets to every one of your films

Duncan Jones continues his artistic rampage with this (not time travelling!)thriller. After having only seen the film once, i arrived at the conclusion that i liked it. However, after meditating on the ideological implications of the ending for sometime i then came to the conclusion that i loved it! I believe this film is incredibly dark in tone if you...

4.0

Best film this year

'Nuff said.

5.0

Movies dont get any better than this.

A mind bending subject for a story.It is griping from start to finish.So well told.It is very clever and not too long.

5.0

Epic Ending!

I'd read a few average reviews and so went along thinking that it would be good, but not that good - but GOSH were my expectations pleasantly blasted! :D There were definitely some twists, and especially the ending, which I was not expecting. The ending - epic! Made me grin excitedly in the theatre. Jake Gyllenhaal was once again fantastic :) This film...

5.0

Don't watch the trailer!

The trailer gives away too much. This film would be better seen knowing less. The acting and suspense at the beginning is lost through knowing more. I have to admit I am disappointed lately with not only trailers giving away too much but movies having 3 trailers that combined tell too much. This is a good solid thriller that the family enjoyed. It's worth...

4.0