When deciding whether to watch Source Code, it’s a good idea to ask yourself if you’re a fan of Inception; this is a similar kind of tense, intelligent film in the sci-fi space. Ask yourself also if you enjoyed Groundhog Day, in which the protagonist had to relive the same 24 hours over and over again till he learnt his lesson. If the answer to both questions is yes, chances are you’ll enjoy this complex but fast-paced science-fiction thriller that combines the best bits of both those brilliant films.

Jake Gyllenhaal is Army pilot Colter Stevens who, after blacking out in Afghanistan, awakes inside the body of another man – a schoolteacher named Sean Fentress – on a Chicago commuter train. Eight minutes later when a terrorist bomb blows up the train, he wakes up again to find himself in some sort of space capsule, communicating by monitor with a national security officer (played by Vera Farmiga). She explains to him that he’s part of a “time reassignment” program whereby his mind has been projected into the body of that commuter. This program will repeatedly send him back into the same train to relive the last eight minutes before the blast, so he can uncover the identity of the bomber and thus stop another possible terrorist attack later the same day.
 
It’s a far-fetched premise, but director Duncan Jones treats it as realistically as possible, especially the events on the train and the interactions between passengers. He gives us characters we can care about, like Christine (played by Michelle Monaghan), who’s sitting across from Gyllenhaal’s character in the train, and whom he comes to deeply care for. Vera Farmiga’s character too leaves an indelible impression, her initial bureaucratic abruptness slowly softening into compassion for the troubled hero.
 
The film keeps you completely engaged because it’s constructed around a fascinating concept, but more so because of its super-smart script that is always one step ahead of you. Held together by a fine performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, who combines vulnerability with strong determination, Source Code works despite its puzzling climax because it’s a film that keeps you on your toes, and urges you to think.
 
I’m going with three-and-a-half out of five for Source Code; it’s not perfect, but it’s very good fun while you’re in your seat!
 

кредитная карта втб 24 мои условия отзывызаказ кредитной карты через интернеткак оформить кредитную карту в втб 24оформить кредитную карту втб онлайн без справок

Did you like this blog?*
How did you find this blog?*
What kind of articles would you like to read on the blog?*
Name:*
E-mail:*

2 Comments

  1. Johnie

    June 21, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Kewl you should come up with that. Ecxlleent!

  2. ahmed

    June 23, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    u dont deserve to review anything your reviews are all fake.
    I guess you dont watch any movie only trailers satisfy your review.
    You have no knowledge of ratings and I guess Omer qureshi is best and better at it.
    I hate your review for Ragini MMS, Pyaar ka punchnama, Kung Fu Panda 2, Source Code, Always Kabhi kabhi.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Rajeev Masand

  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Murder On The Orient Express

    Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Odom Jr, Derek Jacobi, Olivia Colman,...

    BMS EditorNovember 25, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Coco

    Cast: Voices of Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach Director: Lee Unkrichs It’s the holiday season, and the makers of...

    BMS EditorNovember 25, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Ajji

    Cast: Sushama Deshpande, Smita Tambe, Abhishek Banerjee, Sadiya Siddiqui, Sudhir Pandey, Sharvani Suryavanshi Director: Devashish Makhija Bollywood has thrown as many as four...

    BMS EditorNovember 25, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Justice League

    Cast: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Ciaran Hinds, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Jeremy Irons...

    BMS EditorNovember 18, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Tumhari Sulu

    Cast: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Vijay Maurya, Malishka Mendonsa Director: Suresh Triveni Delivering a knockout performance as a middle-class...

    BMS EditorNovember 18, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of A Bad Moms Christmas

    What’s more disturbing than the idea of three young moms behaving irresponsibly? Well, you’re about to find out in A Bad Moms...

    BMS EditorNovember 11, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Qarib Qarib Singlle

    Qarib Qarib Singlle, starring Irrfan Khan and Parvathy, revisits that familiar premise of a romance kindled over a road trip. To...

    BMS EditorNovember 11, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Thor: Ragnarok

    Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Karl Urban Director: Taika Waititi At...

    BMS EditorNovember 3, 2017
  • Rajeev Masand’s Review of Ittefaq

    Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna Director: Abhay Chopra Watching Ittefaq, you’re instantly reminded just how good an actor Akshaye Khanna is. He...

    BMS EditorNovember 3, 2017

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2017 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe to our email newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news!
Thank You For Subscribing To Us!

Now get regular updates on the latest entertainment news and style trends.

Providing you with the best of Bollywood, Hollywood, style and more.
Get the best in entertainment, while keeping yourself entertained!
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×
WordPress Popup