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"Make every second count."
  • PG-13
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 7.5  (545,619)
  • 74

Source Code is a science-fiction thriller released in 2011, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, and Vera Farmiga. Directed by Duncan Jones, the movie was a critical and commercial success upon its release, and is considered as one of the best movies of the genre in recent years. In Source Code, Gyllenhaal plays Captain Colter Stevens, a military officer who wakes up one day to find himself in a different body and a strange place. Stevens learns that he is part of a secret government project called "Source Code," which allows him to enter a parallel universe and relive the last eight minutes of a person's life in order to prevent terrorist attacks.

Stevens is tasked with investigating a bomb that explodes on a commuter train, which kills everyone onboard. As part of the Source Code program, Stevens' consciousness is transported into the body of a man named Sean Fentress, who was a passenger on that train. Stevens has only eight minutes to gather information, identify the bomber, and potentially prevent a second attack.

The story is set in Chicago and takes place mostly on a train and in a facility where Stevens communicates with his team of military officials, led by Colleen Goodwin (Farmiga). Through the Source Code program, Stevens can interact with other passengers on the train, including Christina Warren (Monaghan), who was sitting across from Sean Fentress when the bomb exploded.

As the story progresses, Stevens becomes increasingly invested in his mission, as well as in his interactions with Christina. Stevens' feelings towards Christina are complicated by the fact that his "real" body is in a coma after sustaining injuries in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

The movie is a fast-paced thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats throughout. The use of the Source Code program creates a unique setting for the story that allows for a unique exploration of the mystery of the bombing, the morality of using technology in such a way, and the nature of consciousness and identity.

Jake Gyllenhaal delivers a captivating performance as Capitan Stevens, who is torn between fulfilling his mission and his personal desires. Michelle Monaghan brings a refreshing charm to her role as Christina, while Vera Farmiga delivers a commanding performance as Col. Goodwin.

The film's direction by Duncan Jones is also laudable, as the movie adeptly balances action, suspense, and emotion. The cinematography and special effects are impressive, with the use of CGI enhancing the fantastical elements of the story. The 2011 movie was made on a budget of $32 million and grossed over $147 million worldwide.

Overall Source Code is a gripping science-fiction thriller that delivers on both action and thought-provoking ideas. It explores big questions surrounding technology and the nature of humanity, while also providing a thrilling ride for the viewers.

Source Code is a 2011 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.5 and a MetaScore of 74.

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