Source Code [DVD] [2011]

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Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (45 out of 48)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary with Director Duncan Jones, Writer Ben Ripley and Actor Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Cast Insights - Explore the Story and Filming of Source Code through the eyes of the Cast and Crew
  • Focal Points - Watch animated shorts on time travel and other scientific phenomena addressed in the film
  • "Did You Know" Trivia Track

Synopsis


Source Code
Jake Gyllenhaal headlines this sci-fi time-travel thriller directed by Moon's Duncan Jones from a script by Ben Ripley and Billy Ray. A bomb explodes on a Chicago train, derailing the locomotive and killing hundreds. In an attempt to identify the bomber and prevent another, larger attack on downtown Chicago, Captain Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) agrees to take part in a clandestine government experiment dubbed "Source Code," which allows him to enter the body of a male passenger during the eight minutes before the man is killed. But during his first trip back, Capt. Stevens fails to gather enough clues to prevent the second attack. With time quickly running out, he repeats the mission ad nauseam in a desperate race to head off one of the most deadly terrorist attacks ever to take place on American soil. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jake Gyllenhaal - Colter Stevens
  • Michelle Monaghan
    Michelle Monaghan - Christina Warren
  • Vera Farmiga
    Vera Farmiga - Colleen Goodwin
  • Jeffrey Wright
    Jeffrey Wright - Dr. Rutledge
  • Michael Arden
    Michael Arden - Derek Frost



Overall customer rating

4.3
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Time-bending thriller

    Posted
    Treydle
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    “Suspension of disbelief”. It’s an agreement between viewers and the people who take it upon themselves to entertain us. We all know its fake but put that aside for the short time they’ve asked for our attention. In this latest Jake Gyllenhaal film, that agreement is stretched to its absolute limit and for some, beyond. Gyllenhaal plays army captain Colter Stevens who’s suddenly found himself on a train across from woman who keeps referring to him by another name. Additionally, she’s talking to him as if she knows him. After a relatively short time the train meets with a catastrophe and Stevens is in a confined area staring up at a monitor being asked to explain the events. Still struggling with memory issues, he’s given the assignment, “find the perpetrator”, and returned to the same situation. This series of events occurs several times in a way that would more likely remind many viewers of Vantage Point, assuming there are many people who saw it. That said, it isn’t intent on inspiring a debate on the time traveler’s paradox or parallel universes. It’s a whodunit adrenaline ride made to entertain and it does just that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Stylish, Well Crafted Thriller

    Posted
    m0096591
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    Source Code is an exhilarating movie. It is fast paced, without losing a deep story and emotional connection. The movie puts it's main character in a tense scene, having to find a person who is about to blow up a train. It throws the character(played by Jake Gyllenhaal very well) back into this scene over and over again, with small conversations in between. The story is complex and emotional. It lets Jake's character expand and deepen, and the supporting cast is great. The special effects are well done, and the whole tone keeps you on the edge of your seat. Surprisingly, there is no campy dialogue (something I was expecting from the previews) and it is actually a superb script, making conversations interesting, and later scenes racked with emotion. The whole movies is very great, leaving you excited by its presentation and quality in every aspect in it. The idea to replay a scene over and over again is executed really well, and makes the film very exciting. It is the first truly great film of 2011. I recommend it, to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Duncan Jones provides a blockbuster with brains

    Posted
    Matt2112
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    It might not be as brilliant as Duncan "Son of Bowie" Jones' first film, the Sam Rockwell-starring sci-fi classic "Moon," but "Source Code" is the type of blockbuster we don't see often: one with brains. The plot is relatively straightforward... or so you think, until Jones starts adding in layer after layer of further intrigue. You'll have figured out the ending before the movie gets there, but you'll be having enough fun by that point that you won't care, and you likely won't see exactly how all the pieces fit into place until the final moments, anyway. It lacks the class and layers of "Moon," perhaps, but it'll put just as big of a smile on your face.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I loved this movie

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I loved everything about this. Ranging from the plot to score, everything was great. The only thing that was ruined for me was the ending. i didn't really like it or felt like it fit in with the movie. So the plot was exceptional and it was done very well. Mixing sci-fi with a human story can be hard, but this did it wonderfully. The was was good. I really enjoyed Jake Gyllenhaal in the leading role and a few of the minor characters. Everyone else was good, nothing really stand out though. I enjoyed the direction the best, which was done by Duncan Jones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid, worth a watch

    Posted
    y2nova
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    Starts out kind of slow but picks up. It's a solid sci-fi movie and I was pleased with the ending, although I didn't want to overthink the whole quantum physics angle. Jake is pretty good in it but it also has a good supporting cast led by Jeffrey Wright. I liked how you had to try and figure out who the bomber was, although I figured out where Jake was early on in the beginning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This was a pleasant surprise!

    Posted
    IBuy2Much
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    I saw this at Best Buy and it was a great price...I vaguely remembered seeing a preview for it a while back and I remembered thinking that it could be good. I decided to give it a try since it was a great price AND it was Blu-ray! My husband and I both enjoyed the movie. It's not a cookie-cutter movie and it was entertaining the entire time. :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunning in 4K

    Posted
    jpw21683
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    The movie itself is excellent, but I thought I'd comment more on the 4K UHD Blu-ray specifically. Picture quality in 4K/HDR is amazing. The Dolby Atmos soundtrack is immersive during action scenes. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Action thriller done right

    Posted
    Flyswatter
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    Actually, it's a Sci-Fi Action Thriller, but the Sci-Fi moniker can scare off some folks, and in this case, it should not. It is first and foremost a thriller, and accepting the implausible science that allows for the basic premise, you're hooked from the get go. This is the movie that made me a Jake Gyllenhaal fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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