Source Code (2011)


Director: Duncan Jones

Writer: Ben Ripley

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright


Story This starts when Captain Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) wakes up on a train head to Chicago. He has no idea how he got there and why he is sat opposite Christina (Monaghan) who keeps referring to him as Shawn. Starting to panic a bomb goes off, Colter wakes up strapped to a chair in a closed capsule.


Colleen Goodwin (Farmiga) is in charge of Colter who is in the Source Code run by Beleaguered Castle. Colter is being set back into the same eight minutes to locate a bomb and the bomber. Each time he returns a different piece of the puzzle is revealed, both in the train time line and in Colter present time. Can Colter figure out what is happening in both time zones before it is too late? Watch this action thriller for all your answers.


Verdict Coming from director Duncan Jones who bought us the brilliant Moon, his second outing it an edge of your seat thriller ride with just as many twists and turns to keep you guessing from start to finish. Even though the movie is pretty much the same eight minutes with slightly different outcome each time this is a movie that keeps you involved from start to finish. Some twists are small while others are huge. For action thrillers this could well be the best this year and will be enjoyed by all.


Story Mark 10/10 Keeps you guessing all the way through.


Action Mark 9/10 Thriller side is real edge of your seat.


Character Development Mark 10/10 Only real focus is on Colter Stevens but you seem to learn more about him as the story unfolds.


Star Performances Jake Gyllenhaal strong lead performances without looking like the big action star.


Favourite Character Colter Stevens reluctant hero of the train but real hero in his life.


Best Part Some of the twists unfolding.


Worst Part Hard to say but I guess being picky the ending is a bit to Hollywood.


Fun Trivia Duncan Jones using the song ‘The One and Only’ by Chesney Hawkes as a ring tone much like in Moon is was an alarm for Sam.


Similar Too – Twelve Monkeys, Moon


My Rating 93%


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