The action, sci-fi, thriller, Source Code stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monoghan, and Vera Farmiga. On a present day commuter train to Chicago, Captian Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) awakes surrounded by unfamiliar faces, even his own. He is greeted by an unknown young woman, a friend by the name of Christina (Monaghan), whom he seems to have recently given advice to. After 8 minutes of observing his surroundings , Stevens and the other passengers are killed as the train explodes. Upon the explosion, Stevens awakes in another strange place and is greeted by another unknown woman, Goodwin (Farmiga). After being briefed on his mission, Stevens experiences multiple tries to locate the bomb and target who is behind the attack.
I believe this was a well written story which was easy enough to follow and it kept me, as the viewer engaged at every moment. I enjoyed the anticipation of how much information Stevens gathers in the short alloted time he has. This movie definitely kept me on the edge of my seat and constantly guessing who may be the actual bomber. While there weren’t any over the top explosions and the action was subtle but, effective.
Gyllenhaal gives a strong performance proving that he can deliver great acting skills across the board in all genres. For present day sci-fi/thrillers, Source Code is my second favorite since Inception! I would recommend to see this at the movie theater to get the full effect of the sound and pristine visual effects.
My Verdict: 4 stars
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