Source Code (2011) – 7/10 science fiction thriller movie review

Cast / crew
Jake Gyllenhaal: Colter Stevens
Michelle Monaghan: Christina Warren
Vera Farmiga: Colleen Goodwin
Jeffrey Wright: Dr. Rutledge
Producer: Mark Gordon
Producer: Jordan Wynn
Producer: Philippe Rousselet
Writer: Ben Ripley
Director: Duncan Jones

Source Code (2011)

Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of Sean Fentress sitting opposite his friend Christina Warren on a train. Confused, he takes a few minutes trying to work out who is and where he is and what’s going on. Then the train explodes, killing everyone on board. Perhaps next time, he’ll stop faffing around and get it right.


Though it fails to suspend the disbelief by unnecessarily rejecting a time-travel paradigm for one that is even more impossible (how could the memories of a dead person be altered?), Source Code makes it easy to ignore that problem when it’s not being mentioned. Moon director Duncan Jones, stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan take Ben Ripley’s streamlined script and help it build toward an emotionally engaging freeze frame that shows that, overall, the movie has worked. Shame it carries on for an unnecessary minute or two after but still a truly lovely moment worth experiencing.

This movie contains a single sexual swear word when jake remembers this is a pg-13 and brief graphic violence, unexpected unpleasant scene.

Classified 12A by BBFC. Persons under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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