Source Code 2011 CC

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In this slick time-travel thriller Capt. Colter is part of a mission to identify a bomber who destroyed a train. As part of a secret programme he's allowed to exist in a parallel reality for eight minutes each time. But the more he goes back for info the more he's sure he can prevent it from ever happening.

Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal,Michelle Monaghan
Runtime:
1 hour, 29 minutes

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Source Code

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Science Fiction
Director Duncan Jones
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan
Supporting actors Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Russell Peters, James A. Woods, Michael Arden, Cas Anvar, Joe Cobden, Neil Napier
Studio StudioCanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 55 people found the following review helpful By T. Cosens TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Sept. 2011
Format: DVD
Science fiction is a well worn genre and with all the technology available to the general public these days, its hard to be excited by another not too distant future thriller. Where Source Code succeeds is in its simplicity. The concept is delivered quickly and firmly. The dead have an 8 minute window of memory which can be utilised by sending someone back through that parallel time (The Source Code) to see the sequence of events in the final moments of that persons life. The story involves going back over the same eight minutes on a train moments before a bomb explodes. What could have been a tedious and repetative experience was actually skillfully crafted. Once the bare bones of the situation has been established each segment starts with a quick flash of the same beats before the main character (Colter) jumps into action. The film works by not spoon feeding you details. It quickly moves from one beat to the next. Characters come and go and are mostly inconsequental, but all are relevant to building the mystery surrounding the explosion. Colter must use each segment to investigate a different passenger. Whilst the story rattles ahead we still get small moments of back story and revelations which brings the two protagonists to life. Their fate is already determined and held in the spirals of time, but there is still a nagging feeling that everything really will be okay. On this evidence Duncan Jones is fast becoming a director to watch. His previous effort was the smaller scale, but no less high concept, Moon. He has now proven that he has the action chops to enter the hollywood fray. This film proves that not all blockbusters need to be long and brainless. Whilst this wont really be taxing the grey matter too much, at a slim 90 minutes, you really wont care. An enjoyable, refreshing and fast paced thriller.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Aug. 2011
Format: DVD
Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal -Donnie Darko) wakes up on a commuter train in Chicago, opposite Christina Warren (Michelle Monaghan -Eagle Eye) who turns out to be a close friend of his, yet, he cannot remember how he got there or who anybody is. Things begin to escalate when Christina starts calling him by another name, Sean Fentress. In a state of panic & confusion, he goes into the toilet to gather himself, but as he looks up into the mirror, the face staring back is not his own(Quantum Leap style) However, before he can come to terms with what is going on, a few minutes later the entire train is blown to pieces! he then wakes up inside a dark black pod, being talked to by a Captain Colleen Goodwin (Vera Farmiga -The Departed) and trying to get him to remember who he REALLY is, a helicopter pilot & Captain in the US Army , whose last memory was flying in Afghanistan.

They then explain that he is to go back again & again (Groundhog Day like), and this time, look for a bomb on the train & the person who is responsible. Why ? because that person is set to blow up a 2nd larger and more deadly device, a dirty bomb, inside Chicago which will be even more devistating. Being a Solider, Stevens is determined to save lives as it's in his nature, but wanting to know more, he learns from the scientist in charge, Dr. Rutledge (Jeffrey Wright -
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By C.Elder on 23 Oct. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a film that requires a brain to fully enjoy.
Although I like the transporter movies and other brainless action films, every now and then a very good "brain" film comes along to do the impossible-i.e. wake up the brain cells;be entertaining; generate suspense.Some films try to do this and end up pretentious twaddle.But this one is successful.A heavily decorated former Army helicopter pilot who remembers flying his comrades into battle in the Afghan War,"wakes up" with a lurch on a commuter train in the USA.He is seated opposite a "girl next door" type of young woman who is talking to him as though she knows him.But he doesn't know who she is;where he is; and what the hell is going on.
He sees his reflection in the train's window briefly and gets a shock, causing him to go to the toilet to verify what he thinks he saw.Peeking into the mirror in the toilet he sees another man i.e. someone who does not look at all like he thinks he does.In his pockets he finds the man's picture and i.d. and these confirm that the individual on the i.d. is not him.What is going on?
Gradually, as the girl chitchats wondering if he is feeling ok,he looks at his new environment which is soon rocked by a gigantic explosion killing the passengers on the train.
But he "wakes up" in an altogether different place talking to a military officer who questions him about the bomb on the train.As things are slowly revealed, he is told that he is being "sent" onto the train to find out and neutralise the bomber who is threatening an even bigger explosion with a nuclear device in a major city.The train bomb is just the distraction for the more important device.His mission is to find the bomber and prevent the second device from ever being used even it means sacrificing the train.
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