Source Code Reviews

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.
March 23, 2014
Source Code is a sci-fi thriller that simply shouldn't work as well as it does.
March 23, 2014
It's this emotional arc underlying the ticking-time-bomb plot that keeps the movie from succumbing to its flaws.
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.
January 3, 2012
Holes in logic get swept aside by the brisk pace and stimulating tale.
July 29, 2011
A casually brainy and surprisingly thoughtful blockbuster... that is ultimately as much about saving the day as seizing it.
April 11, 2011
The movie is a formally disciplined piece of work, a triumph of movie syntax, made with a sense of rhythm and pace, and Gyllenhaal, who is always good at conveying anxiety, gives Stevens's desperation a comic edge.
Top Critic
April 1, 2011
This time, Jones has more money and greater studio expectations behind him, so what begins as another existential head trip that puts ideas before spectacle eventually morphs into something trite and compromised -- hard sci-fi gone soft.
April 1, 2011
A smart sci-fi thriller that maybe asks a bit more of its audience than the average movie. But the payoff is solid, and really -- how long is eight minutes?
April 1, 2011
Duncan Jones' swiftly paced and engaging sci-fi thriller is a Groundhog Day for a post- 9/11 world.