March 30

Source Code

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Source Code (2011)

PG-13 93 min - Thriller, Science Fiction, Mystery - 30 March 2011

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?

Director:  Duncan Jones
Writers:  Ben Ripley
Stars:  Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Russell Peters, Michael Arden, Jeffrey Wright, Cas Anvar, Brent Skagford, Craig Thomas, Gordon Masten, Susan Bain, Joe Cobden, Paula Jean Hixson, Lincoln Ward, Kyle Gatehouse, Albert Kwan, Anne Day-Jones, Clarice Byrne, James A. Woods, Tom Tammi, Matt Holland, Jasson Finney, Kyle Allatt, Joti Nagra

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Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time. But can he discover who is responsible for the attack before the next one happens?


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Country:   Canada,   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  30 March 2011

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  The Mark Gordon Company, Vendome Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 33 min

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This action packed thriller is about a soldier who wakes up in the body of someone else. He discovers that in his new body, he is on a mission to find the bomber of a commuter train. This parental guide to the movies agrees with the MPAA that this movie is rated PG-13 for violence and language. Colter, played by Jake Gyllehaal, can go back in time up to 8 minutes before a tragic event. He has 8 minutes to find the bomber and prevent the disaster.

I would give this plot an A+ for an original plot. Every time the soldier goes back, he is in a body of someone who was really in the scene before the tragic event. He meets a woman, who was the female acquaintance of the man whose body Colter jumps into. Colter falls in love with the girl and wants to go back and save her, but this is not permitted, He must go back and save her at any cost.

The source code is a program that allows people to go back in time and occupy another personäó»s body. They are then able to prevent a disaster from occurring. This is a new type of soldier. Colter is cast back into the same train scene again and again until he gets it right. However, the movie is engaging, as every time the main character jumps back in time, a little more is revealed about the plot. There is enough variety to keep the audience engaged. This thriller would be appropriate for pre-teens and teens. It is suspenseful and deals with violence and scenes of mass disasters. This movie is a mystery that slowly reveals itself, until the main character finally figures out what he is supposed to do and why he keeps coming back to the same place in time and space. This family movie reviews considers Source Code to be an excellent and engaging movie especially for the sci-fi fan in the family.


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