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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 an assignment unlike any he's ever known, 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 8 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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ultimately, Source Code makes good on its Hitchcockian opening sequence -- it may pale in comparison to the master, but it's a fun, puzzle-filled ride, with excellent pacing and a mounting uneasiness that recalls the best episodes of The Twilight Zone."
‑ Una LaMarche, New York Observer
"A thoroughly original, imaginative and fast-flying tale in which the Groundhog Day aspects are secondary to a story of service, honor and dedication."
‑ Frank Lovece, Newsday
"Source Code is a mind-bending minor classic of its type, a sort of Groundhog Day with terrorism and fewer weather reports. It's as if The Matrix hopped aboard a rapid-transit line and got derailed into the American military bureaucracy."
‑ Jay Stone,
"Jones ... has a light touch of the sort that enlivens the material without trivializing it-think of it as tongue delicately navigating the perimeter of cheek"
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
"In spite of an over-complicated premise, Source Code succeeds in offering an above-average thriller -- with interesting sci-fi ideas for genre buffs to debate."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"Source Code is a sci-fi thriller that simply shouldn't work as well as it does."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Holes in logic get swept aside by the brisk pace and stimulating tale."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Source Code takes off with some intense performances and an inventive story that pulls you in and makes you work for the payoff."
‑ Tim Basham, Paste Magazine
"Fantastic pacing, an excellent performance by Gyllenhaal and smart storytelling make this a wonderful film."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"More like a thinking man's Speed as opposed to a what-were-you-thinking man's Déjà Vu."
‑ Matt Looker,
"It's this emotional arc underlying the ticking-time-bomb plot that keeps the movie from succumbing to its flaws."
‑ John Swansburg, Slate
"A casually brainy and surprisingly thoughtful blockbuster... that is ultimately as much about saving the day as seizing it."
‑ William Goss,
"Jones proves with Source Code that he understands how to pace a traditional thriller, and Gyllenhaal's display of comedic chops, confident bravado and tender sympathies prove that the 30-year-old actor has arrived at leading-man status."
‑ Matthew Odam, Austin American-Statesman
"Adorably preposterous"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
""Source Code" is a fascinating sci-fi action film that works surprisingly well given the scant logic it gets away with."
‑ Jeff Beck,
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