Source Code 2011

Source Code

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

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Helicopter pilot Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) is part of a top-secret military operation that enables him to experience the last few minutes in the life of Sean Fentress, a man who died in a commuter-train explosion. The purpose of Colter's mission is to learn the identity of the bomber and prevent a similar catastrophe. As Colter lives Sean's final moments, he becomes more certain that he can prevent the first tragedy from occurring -- as long as he doesn't run out of time.

Cast & Crew

Jake Gyllenhaal
Colter Stevens
Craig Thomas
Gold Watch Executive
Ben Ripley
Screenwriter
Hawk Koch
Executive Producer
Jeb Brody
Executive Producer
Fabrice Gianfermi
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Don Burgess
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Barry Chusid
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Critic Reviews for Source Code

All Critics (262) | Top Critics (56) | Fresh (240) | Rotten (22)

Audience Reviews for Source Code

  • Jun 09, 2016
    What an ending. That's all I'll say
    Kameron W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2016
    Thrilling, thought-provoking, and finely executed. Source Code is a certified good watch.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2015
    Less action, but still a similar tale to Edge of Tomorrow, and one that I had exactly the same problem with: Choosing a sappy ending over good storytelling.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2014
    Duncan Jones' science-fiction "Groundhog Day" is an interesting concept no matter how may times it is told, because I think that people will always find fascinating the idea of ammending the mistakes of the past and try to build a better future for ourselves and, hopefully, for everybody around us, including love. There is an infinite number of variables measured by a Statistical ratio scale in our lives. Every breath we take, every word we say, every movement we decide to make, every person we forgot to speak to, every second makes infinitesimal changes to the entire concept of existence. It makes a difference "here and there". We are reality changers. As intriguing as the idea may be, <i>Source Code</i> is a film that will be remembered for only a few years; the clichés it displays will be forgotten and the only thing they will remember is the concept, which appeals to us so much as emotional and reflective human beings. They will remember the plot and the ending, but nothing in between. Its biggest issue is the fact that it doesn't have a target audience, so the balance between genres is very unfocused. Shifting from thrilling suspense to a plot twist, to romance(?), to extremely brief action doses, to an emotional ending, to a contradictory closing credits soundtrack (did I watch a drama film or a capturing sci-fi thriller?), we have the thousandth case of wasted potential that achieved its entertainment goal just nicely. It is also good news to know that Gyllenhaal's career isn't dead yet. He will not have an undetermined number of 8-minute periods to fix his career in real life! 60/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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