LOVEFiLM Review: Source Code (2011)

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the Source Code, a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.

Source Code, a film from ‘Moon’ director Duncan Jones is extremely good. Now Moon was fantastic. One of the best modern science fiction films of recent times, and from a first time director. Duncan Jones has continued that fine form with Source Code.

This was certainly a film I’d have caught in the cinema but I came back too late from a holiday. But it is ruddy good. It’s original, intelligent and has a great twist that I wasn’t expecting. Loved Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga and Michelle Monaghan. A refreshingly great film.

 

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