Source Code Reviews

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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.
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
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.
June 16, 2011
It's Groundhog Day meets Inception.
May 4, 2011
Source Code is the second feature directed by David Bowie's son, Duncan Jones, after the excellent Moon a couple of years ago, and it confirms him as an astute and talented director of mysterious science fiction.
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.
April 4, 2011
This is a classic film noir amnesia plot, brilliantly handled.
April 1, 2011
Source Code is perfectly agreeable entertainment, so long as you don't ask too much of it. It has an intriguing science-fiction premise that hints at deeper issues but, in...
April 1, 2011
It's a ticking clock thriller that's one part Speed and two parts Groundhog Day, the final product a rapid-fire adventure that's as fun and playful as it is action-packed and filled with suspense.
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.
April 1, 2011
Years -- months? -- hence I expect there will be an avalanche of PhD theses focusing on these mumbo-jumbo mind-meld melodramas. In the meantime you can pick up your BA at the multiplex today.
April 1, 2011
None of this makes any sense if you think about it, but the idea is so much fun that thinking about it may be your last impulse.
April 1, 2011
It's Jones' restrained direction that keeps Source Code moving, and confirms him as the rare filmmaker able, or maybe just choosing, to understand that even movies with explosions don't have to be dumb to entertain.
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.
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