Source Code

Source Code

DVD - 2011
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When Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of an experimental government program called the 'Source Code' that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last eight minutes of his life. Armed with the task of identifying the bomber of a Chicago commuter train, Colter must relive the incident over and over again, gathering clues until he can solve the mystery and prevent an even deadlier second terrorist attack.

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hugotoo
Apr 01, 2018

I loved the original storyline, but the movie lost me at the very end. Maybe too many things happening at once with being sent back one last time and being cut off, yet still saving the train even though it sounded impossible to do as it already happened. It lost me.

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akirakato
Jan 07, 2018

Directed by Duncan Jones in 2011, this American-French SF thriller tells about the experimental life of a U.S. Army captain who steps into a computed reality to find a bomber.
With a nicely constructed storyline, it turns out to be an ingenious, perplexing and entertaininig thriller.
You might want to view it at least twice.

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lavasushi
Dec 16, 2017

Action, thriller, sad when you see Jake Gyllenhall as he is in the capsule. I thought Michelle Monaghan was annoying because she’d pop up at the wrong times, but she was just doing her job. Reminded me of “Edge of Tomorrow” being sent back to figure out the future.

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Nursebob
Aug 29, 2017

A little bit of "Die Hard" and a whole lot of "Groundhog Day" make Duncan Jones’ second foray into science fiction (after the much lauded "Moon" with Sam Rockwell) a somewhat engaging Chinese puzzle of a film—how do you solve a crime that hasn’t happened yet when you have to re-live the same brief stretch of time repeatedly? But the techie explanations are shoddy at best rendering everything more fantasy than science and a repetitive love story (he only has eight minutes per mission to woo the doomed woman in the seat across from him) add an unnecessary chick flick element to what is ultimately a Search & Destroy thriller. And not a very good one at that. Gyllenhaal acts as if someone just woke him up from a deep sleep and object of desire Michelle Monaghan seems content to simply watch the passing scenery. Only Vera Farmiga, playing a mission controller with a conscience, adds a degree of credibility when her starched military demeanour gives way to compassionate concern but she isn’t given nearly enough lines. “Change The Past. Save The Future” reads the movie’s tagline—better to change your mind and save your money instead.

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Daveinportland
Aug 23, 2017

This was a really good movie with more thought into the plot than some of the other sci/fi films. I enjoyed it at the theater and enjoyed it again on DVD. A good, thought provoking film.

LPL_MiriamW Jun 19, 2017

Source Code is a film I missed in the theater and am so happy to have found on the library's shelves. Equal parts science fiction and action adventure, Source Code is a Hitchcockian-style thriller that will pull you to the edge of your seat and keep you there for one ticking time bomb after another. When Captain Colter Stevens wakes up on a Chicago commuter train he has absolutely no idea what he's doing there. He quickly learns that he has been tasked with using a futuristic technology to uncover the terrorists responsible for a recent attack. But even as Colter struggles to complete his mission we start to learn more about his situation and exactly how the new technology works. And the more we learn the more disturbing it becomes.
A great pick for fans of The Twilight Zone or anyone just looking for a good action adventure.

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rabelwill
Aug 17, 2016

A very interesting twist on time travel and alternate reality. I truly wish that we could do this to prevent terrorist attacks.

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nathanagain
Jan 05, 2016

This was an amazing movie! My favorite movie now ever. It is a pretty deep movie. I just watched it for the 4th time straight through and am still noticing and "getting" things I did not see the first three times through.
Fantastic show!

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Mr_Static
Jul 04, 2015

Awesome it was honestly great
and you will like it for sure if your alien,ghost,portal,universes type of person

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Monolith
Nov 02, 2014

Very well done. Gyllenhaal really engaged the viewer as the tortured protagonist 'living' in a repetitive Hell. While Monaghan is an attractive woman, I found her irritating at times. Good story, though.

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Aug 20, 2011

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Captain_America Sep 05, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Christina Warren: I think you broke his jaw.
Colter Stevens: It's okay, he's not any more real than you are.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

Dr. Rutledge: You know, many soldiers would find this preferable to death. The opportunity to continue serving their country.
Colter Stevens: Have you... have you spent much time in battle, sir? Huh?
Dr. Rutledge: That's immaterial.
Colter Stevens: Any soldier I've ever served with would say that one death is service enough.

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bdls206
Sep 04, 2011

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.

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