A sort of Groundhog Day with a more serious attitude - quite good but certainly some big unanswered questions. Overall though, interesting and entertaining.
Brilliant story & performance. I watched it again the next day. Couldn't stop thinking about the complex multi dimensions. Then googled and watched YouTube videos on the Physics of it.
Great plot twists, really interesting.
Nice bit of American propaganda with some interesting albeit slightly confusing sci-fi in there. I liked Goodwin.
This movie was quite good. When I read the cover when we received the movie I thought a bit like another reviewer and thought it was going to be one of those movies that flash back and forth from present to future however this movie was great. Highly recommend.
Engaging for a quiet night in.
WOW. I mean, wow. What an awesome out-there sci-fi film! SO well done. Yep, for the first few minutes it's confusing as hell, but i think if you're a sci-fi fan, you'll start to add pieces together... and then it's a very enjoyable film. Has a sort of Ground Hog Day meets Memento feel. And good acting, nice score. I wish I owned this.... 5 stars! :)
i loved that movie, he was dead but his brain was still functioning, so their still used him for an experiment
Don't watch this movie if you are tired, don't leave the room, it requires your full attention. May like to watch twice if it does not frustrate you.
For the first 30 mins I couldn't work out what was going on (tx Google for finding plot synopsis). I enjoyed it after this and did like the ending. With others in thinking a better explanation for the technology would have been good. Jake can really act.
Slow, had to watch it twice to understand what was going on.
Train commuter gets caught in a time loop prior to a disaster. A twist on the find the bad guy before he kills story. A bit too repetitious and unlikely for my taste.
Great movie. Original storyline.
A pretty slick little number
This is one of those do your head in type of movies, but if you like Memento which by the way I loved and it is way better than this one, you will probably like this although this is more sci-fi in concept.
This was quite an enjoyable movie. like it all except the schmaltzy, romantic ending
Non-linear sort of movie (think alternative stories/ universe(s) as depicted in classic movies such as Ground Hog Day, Sliding Doors or Rashomon, etc.) The cinematography was not bad, for instance I liked the aerial views of Chicago at the very beginning, or a great "frozen scene" in the very last "8 minutes" block; the frozen scene matched very well the over all theme/character of the movie (time travel, loops in time, end of life moment, etc.). What I did not like was that whole silly romantic theme, how unlikely and cloyingly sweet, Michelle Monaghan is overacting, as if it was a sweet romantic comedy, annoying ending, as many people have already mentioned below. So, "sleek and shallow" is a good description of this flick, indeed. As for a concept of entering the thoughts of people 8 minutes before their sudden death, the thoughts would be about an exam they have next day at school, or a medical condition of their parents or just admiring views from the window of the train. They would not think about the content of their suitcases, etc. So, from logical point of view it is not convincing at all. Overall 3 and a half stars. Review by Simon Miraudo is available here (he also gave it 3.5 stars).
Three stars for nice visuals and basic concept, but I was disappointed by the poorly developed explanation of the enabling technology and the somewhat gratuitous "romantic" angle.
I enjoyed this movie very much. Once you understood what was going on it was riveting, tender, scary and very very good. Certainly a twist at the end. I would highly recommend this to all.
Great movie,excellent ideas ,all great stuff.
Liked it a lot, although it's not my usual 'thing". Jake is always a pleasure......
.when people want to see movies they often look at the reviews to see what others think of it which is what i do.most give a opinion of what they thought of it they dont ruin it like anita l did by giving the plot away.this movie is on my list but now i know whats gonna happen..now i dont need to watch it do i anita. some people are so selfish and dont consider those that havent seen it.
I really liked this movie. Kept me interested from start to finish. Awsome
this was a good movie but a little slow at the start .it got better in the movie.its a movie that you mite want to have in your movie pile
Really well made movie. I think I will buy this for my collection defiantly watch again down the track.
A very intense movie and keeps you guessing right until the end when all is revealed. I would watch it again
Really enjoyed this movie. Jake Gylenhall was great as usual and the concept interesing. Well worth the look
For some reason I enjoyed this a LOT more than Inception, which left me a bit cold...I think this one has a lot more warmth and heart to it. There's more appeal to a military man trying to do good and save the day, than someone involved in industrial espionage (which was what Inception was kind of about wasn't it? I don't know as I gave up caring 30 minutes into that film) This has a good cast and a fun way to while away a cozy autumn afternoon - silly, enjoyable plot with likeable characters. Nice to see that real talent runs in the family, Mr Duncan Jones (alias Zowie Bowie son of David Bowie)....
Really enjoyed this movie. Good concept, had no idea how it was going to end! Jake Gylenhall is great in this.
A very strange movie,as it keeps flicking back in time, the guy is trying to force a different out come, on each trip back,This is a new approach in story telling, I liked it very much, the acting is passable, The ending is rather weird,unexpected!!
Very interesting, good movie. We all enjoyed it's unusual theme.
Very much a watered down version of Inception and in that sense it is very good. The film plays with your mind to a reasonable extent, but thrills you at the same time. With a film like this on his catalogue, Duncan Jones has shown the film industry that he is a new force to be reckoned with.
Excellent and very different - you won't fall asleep.
It was pretty good and the performances were strong. It wasn't a very realistic premise but then again neither was Kung Fu Panda.
What a fab surprise! I was a bit worried at first because some concentration is required, but well worth the journey. Action and suspense a well thought out drama.
good story, unusual premise,bit too far-fetched, but interesting watch
Just OK but I don't quite buy the story.
strong story line but with an ending suggestive of a sequel to come.
Interesting storyline. Worth a look.
This is a strange movie it is all over the place i think it is worth watching
I liked it, BUT. The tension throughout was and the unravelling of the plot was hard to bear. The ending is almost a cop-out, given what is promised during the film. Despite this, what I did like was that the premise of this Sci-fi didn't over-exposition as a lot of Sci-fi films so, AND that the characters and relationships were developed well and were more important than the clever premise.
Very disappointing and a poor effort at science fiction
Very thin plot. Not particularly entertaining
good escape movie. fast paced and well acted.
Great story line but ending was up in the air.
Love this movie.. Interesting story line. The ending's a bit disappointing.
This was a great movie, I've been waiting for a fresh concept in a movie and this was it - really interesting, highly recommend!
It was a good movie - intriguing and thought provoking.
It's one of those movies where you need to concentrate to follow it.
Not as good as I was expecting. Was a little confused, so repetitive, like Groundhog Day. Not sure about the ending - the train didn't blow up, but was he still dead?
Great movie with a great twist at the end a very good original story and great effects.
This movie jumps straight into the story right from the beginning, I found it to be a good thing. No time to get bored. Movie wasn't overly long either, less than 1 1/2hr. Good story but it is one you need to watch to keep up with what's happening.
Thoroughly enjoyable. This is what Inception should have been!
A very original plot with the same 8 minutes being lived over and over again by someone's who is supposed to be dead. The movie gradually reveals what is going on to the central character and thus to the audience. There is never a dull moment and the science fiction is reasonably convincing, just don't subject it to too much scrutiny. The characters are engaging, though are a bit stereotypical, but the film captures and maintains your attention. Well worth watching.
Good movie. Very interesting storyline and kept you guessing. At to your queue if you are after an action/thinking/boys movie.
A very good film, my Husband particularly enjoyed it as did the teenage Grandsons. Fast action scenes but enough 'romance' to keep the ladies watching, you have to give it your full attention and don't expect a 'happy ever after ending' , cetainly a stand out performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it if you want a fast paced, action packed, thought provoking movie.
I sharp sci-fi film with a cop-out ending.
A thought-provoking, good movie. I was impressed by Jake Gyllenhaal's performance. I highly recommend this movie.
We were a bit concerned that a movie repeating the same 8 minutes over and over would be boring, but it certainly wasn't. It was a great movie which we thoroughly enjoyed. Well worth a watch 4 1/2 stars
You kind of got the gist of what was going to happen through out the movie, but the ending was not what I expected.
Jake Gyllenhaal performed fantastically.
The film was well put together, the storyline was great. It was sad and touching in many parts of the film.
Really enjoyed it. 4 1/2 stars
This really wasnt my kind of movie,it has some great twists but ultimatly left me abit bored and tired.Movie thats doesnt go far,only so much you can do on a train
Jake performance was excellent though
Wow was very surprised. Have to think to watch this movie but it is amazing! Highly recommended!
Very interesting movie. I would watch this one again. Great ending!
Worth a watch, a little bit agonizing to watch the same scenes over and over again
Jake Gyllenhaal gives really good performance
As the extras stated "Source Code" is like watching a scientific version of Groundhog Day, but don't let that put you off. The cast provide great performances. I found the story line engaging with lots of suspense, even at times when I was left wondering, "what is going on here?" If you are left at the end with any unanswered questions to what you have been watching, the extras besides being interesting, will make everything clearer for you.
A very good film, with a clever premise. You got to keep your wits about you.
Get this out, but watch close from the start, DO NOT let the jumping back and forward worry you it all makes for a great movie .
Very enjoyable movie, lots to keep you thinking and guessing throughout the movie.
Don't ask me what it means, but hey, my family really enjoyed this one. Think of it as Groundhog Day for the post 9/11 era. With, strangly, quite a similar ending. Jake Gyllanhaal is always good. He holds this together with another measured performance. The boy can act.
Great movie - worth watching.
Fantastic, though-provoking dvd that is entirely possible in the future and scary at the same time. There were many twists to the tale and I was enthralled to the end although I had guessed what was going to happen. Great actors and very well scripted and directed.
Enjoyable movie. I thought it had a good story line, not believable but entertaining. It is fast paced and exciting. The movie goes over the same 8 minutes over and over and even though each 8 minutes is different and uncovers a bit more as to how to stop the bomb it started to get annoying. Definitely worth a watch.
Brilliant sci-fi thriller - well crafted and thought out. Action a-plenty and many twists and turns. A very simple premise of Ground-Hog Day on a Chicago commuter train where the hero saves the world.
Different and interesting. I found it a good movie.
A very good film wel done
good movie action a plenty kept me watching
Cracking story with lots of suspense (a bit lacking on the ethical debate but never mind, it's that kind of world).
I enjoyed it, strange plot but well made.
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. A wonderful watch. Gylanhaal is convincing in his role
Loved it. A bit like Groundhog Day but way better. I could watch it again & enjoy it just as much.
pureed tomatos; assorted herbs and spices; mix well
Great unique movie.... Keeps you guessing till the end!
Great Movie. Certainly not a storyline you could guess
Entertaining thriller from second-time director Duncan Jones. The film sets a brisk pace from the opening scene and keeps going for its reasonably short 100 minute running time. Some of the plot twists are a bit predictable and the ending will feel like a cop out for some - not me personally although I did feel it was emotionally different to the rest of the film. Jake Gyllenhaal is solid and likeable as an action hero, and Duncan Jones again showed his talent as a director. May he continue making more thoughtful sci-fi films!
Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. A bit of Groundhog Day familiarity and some good twists. Worth watching.
Was an awesome scenario , Loved it!
Thoroughly enjoyable action / thriller.
Great concept but I found it dragged somewhat still a good movie though,great actors but I felt they were just going through the motions. Thank you.
I was suprised at how good this movie was! Gripping right through until the end. Loved it.
Loved this, very cleverly done!
Very exciting all the way through. I really enjoyed the development of the story and the build up of information for each of the realties. I thought the relationship with the girl on the train was not explored enough and did not have enough depth for him to fall in love with her. A little bit too fast there for me. I didn't think the whole premise of the source code theory was explained well enough.
great movie keeps you on edge all the way through
Good mystery with a twist although bordering on u.s.a.s' fixation with terror that I can't help but feel they bought on themselves by being the worlds' busybody.
Amazing movie!!! I was hooked form the moment it started and even hours after the movie ended I was still thinkning about the ending and what it all meant!!! A captivating movie...
Confusing & annaoying, NOT good for enjoyment after the poor man had just returned from Afganistan.
You'd think a movie that goes over the same 8 minutes over and over would be annoying, but it's not, and each 8 minutes is different and exciting. Fast paced, interesting, and well acted by the leads. I also loved the ending. It's like groundhog day, speed, and inception rolled into one.
I like movies that mess about with time. It has been compared to Inception but,
at only 1.5 hours, it was much taughter.
Loved this movie and thought Jake was fantastic. Didn't want it to end as wanted to keep seeing more of the story unfold!
Very cool movie with good story. Could of made sciene guy a bit better.
A movie that stays interesting, intense, fast-paced, mentally challenging and basically nice. What's not to like? Only the somewhat illogical story, although being science fiction it probably doesn't need to make complete sense. In any case, the director assures us in the Extras that everything makes sense, even the ending. Although that has to be very dubious. The film borrows somewhat from other movies, but doesn't repeat those and is all the better for that.
I felt just as confused as the Actor Captain Stevens about the reasoning and positioning of the character, the story unfolds and more is explained to Captain Stevens as a bond grows between him and the lady on the other side of the monitor. The more attracted to Catherine (different lady) on the train, the more determined he is to find "who done it", its a romantic storyline together with some thriller bits rolled into a de ja vue and ground hog day with a modern twist at the end.
I read the prior reviews that wern't too flash, but I enjoyed it and was glued to the screen to the end.
i am now totally over this genre. Same boring 'hollywood formula' that worked 30 years ago but is now so completely overdone & overrated it is ludicrous.Something original please................ one for the conditioned brainwashed/braindead generation to appreciate. They will undoubtably enjoy this & rave about it. To me it's a 'don't bother'
A lot better than I expected it to be. The use of parallel worlds instead of time travel removed the paradox plot hole most movies of this type suffer from (Deja Vu, ticking clock, etc)
Didn't know what to expect here. But it turned out to be a interesting movie. For what is essentially the same scene over and over I really enjoyed the movie. Kind of Groundhog Day meets Deja Vu.
really enjoyed this one. not usually into scifi type movies but this was well done.
A nice piece of sci-fi. Touched on some aspects of parrellel universe but I feel that they could looked into the scientific aspects a little deeper. Made for the American market.
I saw this just recently and didn't really get the conect between Jake and his Leading Lady...(?name) so it took me as a kind of suprise when he went 'back in for her!'
Love u Jake but this one is definately forced.