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Source Code Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
I'd rather flirt with Michelle Monaghan than hunt down a mad bomber, too.
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Una LaMarche
New York Observer
March 23, 2014
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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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 23, 2014
Source Code is a sci-fi thriller that simply shouldn't work as well as it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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March 23, 2014
It's this emotional arc underlying the ticking-time-bomb plot that keeps the movie from succumbing to its flaws.
Jay Stone
March 23, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Basham
Paste Magazine
March 23, 2014
Source Code takes off with some intense performances and an inventive story that pulls you in and makes you work for the payoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
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Frank Lovece
March 23, 2014
A thoroughly original, imaginative and fast-flying tale in which the Groundhog Day aspects are secondary to a story of service, honor and dedication.
Matthew Odam
Austin American-Statesman
March 23, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 20, 2013
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
Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
May 3, 2013
Fantastic pacing, an excellent performance by Gyllenhaal and smart storytelling make this a wonderful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 10, 2013
Adorably preposterous
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ben Kendrick
October 2, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Looker
September 27, 2012
More like a thinking man's Speed as opposed to a what-were-you-thinking man's Déjà Vu.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Beck
September 21, 2012
"Source Code" is a fascinating sci-fi action film that works surprisingly well given the scant logic it gets away with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
April 8, 2012
Duncan Jones continues to build a rep for heady and ambitious sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 3, 2012
Holes in logic get swept aside by the brisk pace and stimulating tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Perry Seibert
TV Guide
January 3, 2012
Jones' conception of how the universe works pretty much eliminates the possibility of drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
December 18, 2011
Were it supremely confident of knowing when to show its trump card, the film could have gone even further.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Laurence Boyce
The Sabotage Times
November 19, 2011
Source Code is genuinely compelling and - whilst not always successful - remains a fine example of an intelligent, modern sci-fi thriller.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 30, 2011
Uma ficção científica exemplar: apresenta um conceito interessante, explora-o a fundo e, de quebra, nos apresenta a questões de fundo filosófico-existencial enquanto cria personagens complexos e tocantes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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