Source Code (2011)

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A soldier wakes up in someone else’s body and discovers he’s part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete. (IMDb)
I really wish it had ended with that surprisingly touching bittersweet freeze frame that brought the character-driven emotion underlying this mind-bending thriller to the forefront, instead of the less daring “all’s well” happy ending (even if it did offer another sci-fi twist). Regardless, this is well-acted, well-paced, and highly engaging throughout, with a nice balance between the subtle moral drama at headquarters and the more straight forward whodunit tension and deja vu fun on the train.
7.5/10 (Really Good)

 

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3 thoughts on “Source Code (2011)

  1. I fucking love this movie. Of all timelooped movies Source Code ison of the best, for sure. Watched it several times. But it should have ended exactly at the moment you pointed out…

    Did you see ARQ? It’s a Netflix production on the same topic, although it isn’t nearly as good as Source Code.

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