Source Code
Source Code (2011)

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,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 26, 2011
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Finding the human story amidst the action, director Duncan Jones and charming Jake Gyllenhaal craft a smart, satisfying sci-fi thriller.

Una LaMarche
New York Observer

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.

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Frank Lovece
Newsday

A thoroughly original, imaginative and fast-flying tale in which the Groundhog Day aspects are secondary to a story of service, honor and dedication.

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Jay Stone
Canada.com

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Source Code is a sci-fi thriller that simply shouldn't work as well as it does.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Holes in logic get swept aside by the brisk pace and stimulating tale.

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Tim Basham
Paste Magazine

Source Code takes off with some intense performances and an inventive story that pulls you in and makes you work for the payoff.

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John Swansburg
Slate

It's this emotional arc underlying the ticking-time-bomb plot that keeps the movie from succumbing to its flaws.

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William Goss
Film.com

A casually brainy and surprisingly thoughtful blockbuster... that is ultimately as much about saving the day as seizing it.

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Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
An interesting premise put together nicely by Duncan Jones (Moon). Thats two for two on his movies so far. And Jake Gyllenhaal was excellent, made me completely… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Preposterous but considerably entertaining whodunit with hitchcockian overtones. Mostly ruined by its accommodative ending.
Jason Robinson
Fun. Groundhog Day + Deja Vu. Can't go wrong with that.
Eric Shankle
Aside from all the rather confusing quantum mechanics (or time travel? I don't know!) "Source Code" is thrilling and emotional. The protagonist… More
xGary Xx
An ex-army pilot finds himself living another man's life and discovers that he is operating within a secret government project where they send a… More
Daniel Mumby
Low-budget filmmaking has one big drawback: you become so used to creating so much with so little, that when someone offers you a lot more money, you panic and… More

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