Source Code 2011

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(259) IMDb 7.5/10
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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
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

4.0 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 51 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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27 of 27 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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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By heavy_t on 25 Feb. 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Source Code is an excellent film; inventive, well paced, and well acted. It is obviously fairly low budget (as betrayed by some slightly ropey CGI in places), but despite this it is more entertaining than many Hollywood blockbusters that must have cost millions more. Ordinarily, it would be a four star film for me, but I am reviewing not just the film here, but the Blu-Ray disc release, and I have a major gripe with this release that leads me to dock a star...

Optimum releases used to include trailers for their other releases in the extras menu. I have no problem with this, as it gives the user the choice as to whether they want to watch these trailers or not. Recently though, I have noted a trend towards movie trailers being included which play before the main menu, with skip/forward options being disabled. This is annoying but I guess I can just about tolerate it. What I cannot tolerate however, is the presence of product advertising (in this case chocolate and chewing gum) at the start of the disc, again with the skip options being disabled. I paid a lot of money for this disc, and I really really object that Optimum thinks it is acceptable to make me pay to watch product adverts. It is shameless corporate greed, and I will boycott their products in future if they do not change their ideas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Laura Hartley TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
This movie reminds me a lot of 'Inception', you really need to concentrate to understand what's going on, for the first part anyways. I would have been VERY confused if I had not known beforehand that the main character, played by Jake Gyllenhaal was army pilot who woke up in another man's body. Even with this knowledge I was confused, but then the plot began to unfold and I understood. There is quite a complex plot that you cannot miss a single detail or you will be lost. It's one of those interesting movies where a person lives in a virtual and real world, and you repeat and repeat certain events and each and everytime you learn something new. At first it is thriller, but by the ending, there's more of a romantic feel. There seems to have been an increase in these sorts of movies over the past couple of years and to be honest they're all sort of on the same wavelength: man wakes up, man is confused, man tries to save the world, man succeeds, life goes on. 'Source Code' also loosely follows this pattern. I think movie perhaps had a little more emotional depth to it as we realise what Captain Stevens' (Gyllenhaal) situation in. I didn't know what to expect from this movie, but it was quite good. It is definitely not one of the best science fiction/thrillers that I've ever seen; however, the plot is unique and is different. There are some quite unexpected moments, maybe unusual would be a better word, because it's not the sort of cinematic shock that you experience, more like a 'well I didn't think that was going to happen'. I realise this is sort of a mixed review, but I am sitting on the fence. There are some good elements to this movie, there are no bad elements, just areas which could be improved.

This movie probably won't be everyone's cup of tea, but if you are interested in the sorts of movies like Inception and Deja Vu, you'll probably enjoy this.
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