Source Code Reviews

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September 18, 2019
It's just a dumb Hollywood film.
October 24, 2017
... Source Code is a well-made sci-fi thriller, continuing the evolution of an interesting filmmaker in Duncan Jones.
January 3, 2012
Jones' conception of how the universe works pretty much eliminates the possibility of drama.
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
It's not nearly as complex and eerily existential as the director's debut, Moon, but in its own way it's an even more satisfying time slice of identity-scrambled sci-fi.
April 1, 2011
By finding everything but a more universal purpose for all this right-minded rigmarole, we lose at least part of the movie's motivation.
April 1, 2011
A tepid sci-fi thriller.
April 1, 2011
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan are fine actors stuck doing routines. They don't have the chemistry to make Source Code more than just a half-assed film formula.
April 1, 2011
The problem with "Source Code" is the idea of "Source Code."
April 1, 2011
A slick, cerebral and - most of all - dull as hell sci-fi calamity. As far as excitement is concerned, this is like pitching your parasol on the banks of the Sea Of Tranquillity.
April 1, 2011
One of the problems is Gyllenhaal's inability to make his character seem coherent, sympathetic or particularly interesting.
March 31, 2011
Source Code isn't without entertaining moments, but it's a waste of its intriguing set-up, a bright director and a superior cast.
March 31, 2011
Energy alone isn't enough to keep 'Source Code' from feeling thin, repetitive and nowhere near as smart as it wants you to believe it is.
March 31, 2011
[S]omething Roger Corman would have made for $4.98 in 1974 now given a megabudget and movie-star treatment but not as much thought or sass as Corman would have given it...
March 31, 2011
It is a tremendous downer when the second half of the movie shirks logic, defies its own established principles and raises more questions than it answers.
March 31, 2011
Source Code certainly gives the audience a lot to chew on. But very little of it is digestible.
March 31, 2011
Saddled with CG effects that will only be passable on your smart phone, or from the back seat of a minivan, it's as if the looniness of the Code plot is out to undermine the highly wound, tightly cut beginning -- the camera shakes from too much adrenaline.
March 31, 2011
The script by Ben Ripley doesn't come up with enough obstacles to throw in the hero's path, and his budding romance with the doomed Christina feels more like a studio mandate than an organic development.
March 14, 2011
Duncan Jones hits the sophomore slump with Source Code
March 12, 2011
Solid execution and some provocative ideas can't save Source Code from a fatal hubris, as it thinks itself far more clever than it actually is and assumes it's earned emotions at which it's only hinted.
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