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Source Code

6.5 out of 10
Average rating 6.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

Source Code
Director: Duncan Jones
Main parts: Jake Gyllenhaal
Michelle Monaghan
Vera Farmiga
Jeffrey Wright
Michael Arden
Cas Anvar
Russell Peters
Brent Skagford
Production year: 2011
Genre: Sci-Fi
Thriller
IMDB link: [LINK]
Tags:
Army | Assumed Identity | Bomb | Identity | Parallel Universe | Repeated Event | Soldier | Time Loop | Train

Plot outlinie:
An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train.

Similar movies:
(2.19) Face/Off | (2.19) Predators | (2.19) G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra | (2.13) War, Inc. | (2.08) Iron Man 2
Movie reviews for Source Code

2011-07-14  Niels Risgaard Hansen: 7 out of 10
Fairly good movie with an interesting plot.

I did not know that much about the movie beforehand, and the movie starts up by throwing you straight into the fray, so it took me quite a while to grasp the idea of it at first - kind of the same way the lead character in the movie is confused. It actually think that was an advantage for the whole experience.

The concept of the science and theory behind the movie is very interesting, but in my mind highly unlikely. Nevertheless quite great for a sci-fi movie! What I do not like, is the Hollywood-zation of the ending. That seriously led me down!

The acting was good in general. I have not seen that many movies with Jake Gyllenhaal, but his performance is quite good.
Michelle Monaghan also did a good job, and she is quite pretty, so that is a bonus.
Vera Farmiga's performance ranges from great to poor in this movie, in my opinion. Some scenes it is really impressive how she handles being a cool and clam "radio operator" others she just mess up.
Jeffrey Wright playing the, rather crazy, Dr. Ruthledge also does a good job. His character is a bit annoying to me, but I guess that is not the actor's fault.

The effects of the movie are nice, and not fully overdone. There are some nice explosions, and also the effects of travelling in and out of someone else's mind is quite good.

In general a good sci-fi movie worth watching. It makes you ponder on the morals of science and technology bringing computers and brains closer together - good stuff!


2011-07-13  Peter Buchardt: 6 out of 10
I really had my hopes up for this movie. Gyllenhaal is one of my absolute favorit actors, and he didn't disappoint me one bit in this movie. Good job. But the script just didn't cut it. It sure had the potential to be a great sci-fi, but they just seemed to grasp too much for a plot to hold. As you can see I can't say much without spoiling. But let's just say they Hollywoodified it big time, instead of keeping a darker, more gruesome approach to the concept of letting a person living out another persons last minutes.

If you like Jake and Sci-fi the do watch it, if those things does ring your bells, then skip it...

- Pete




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