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Source Code (2011)



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

Movie Info

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 solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. -- (C) Summitmore
Rating: PG-13 (for some violence including disturbing images, and for language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Ben Ripley, Billy Ray
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 26, 2011
Box Office: $54.7M
Summit Entertainment - Official Site


Jake Gyllenhaal
as Capt. Colter Stevens
Vera Farmiga
as Goodwin
Jeffrey Wright
as Dr. Rutledge
Michael Arden
as Derek Frost
Cas Anvar
as Hazmi
Russell Peters
as Max Denoff
Brent Skagford
as George Troxel
Craig Thomas
as Gold Watch Executive
Gordon Masten
as Conductor
Paula Jean Hixson
as Coffee Mug Lady
Lincoln Ward
as Minister Sudoku
Kyle Gatehouse
as College Student
Albert Kwan
as Soda Can Guy
Anne Day-Jones
as Office Manager
Clarice Byrne
as Secretary
James A. Woods
as Aviator Glasses Guy
Joe Cobden
as Lab Technician
Tom Tammi
as CNN Anchor
Matt Holland
as Lock Tech
Frédérick De Grandpr...
as Sean Fentress Reflec...
Pierre Yves Leblanc
as Train Official
Scott Bakula
as Colter's Father
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Critic Reviews for Source Code

All Critics (244) | Top Critics (46)

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.

Full Review… | March 23, 2014
New York Observer
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 23, 2014
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 23, 2014
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 23, 2014
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 3, 2012
USA Today
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | July 29, 2011
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Source Code

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 forget about Prince of Persia.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

In the future not only will we be able to see the film Groundhog Day again, but we'll also be able to live it ... only it'll be the same few minutes, over and over again. Just a little trifle of fun laughing down the dark dark halls of the time travel trope, the dark of the twilight zone. Very good.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Fun. Groundhog Day + Deja Vu. Can't go wrong with that.

Jason Robinson

Super Reviewer

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