Source Code Reviews

  • Source Code deliciously bites off more than it can chew. It is a science fiction thriller foremost, but runs a wide gamut of human emotion.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • Source Code bats around interesting philosophical ideas about the elasticity of time, and the director finds moments of humor in unlikely corners of that train of fools.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • In "Source Code," thinking is doing, which makes it a nice respite from standard action fare with its guys, grunts and guns (though there's some of that here too).

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • Holes in logic get swept aside by the brisk pace and stimulating tale.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • For the most part, "Source Code" delivers on its promises with precision and care - all that's missing is Punxsutawney Phil and a toast to world peace.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • I'm still not sure what "source code'' means here. I suspect the actors, the director, and the screenwriter haven't a clue either. But the thing keeps you watching.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • A propulsive ride worth your popcorn dollar, not for its preposterous genre tinkering but for its refreshingly humanist take on a high-concept gimmick.

    Aaron Hillis — Village Voice

  • The first film in a while to have a decent heart while quickening your pulse.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • Putting across a premise as fantastical as this film's requires top-flight acting, as well as a kind of poker face, and that's precisely what the movie delivers.

    John Anderson — Wall Street Journal

  • Duncan Jones' swiftly paced and engaging sci-fi thriller is a Groundhog Day for a post- 9/11 world.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • Its limited-time-travel premise offers some knotty pleasures throughout...

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • The movie is a formally disciplined piece of work, a triumph of movie syntax, made with a sense of rhythm and pace, and Gyllenhaal, who is always good at conveying anxiety, gives Stevens's desperation a comic edge.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • Here's a movie where you forgive the preposterous because it takes you to the perplexing.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • "Source Code" is a contraption, no doubt. But it works.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • None of this makes any sense if you think about it, but the idea is so much fun that thinking about it may be your last impulse.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Source Code certainly gives the audience a lot to chew on. But very little of it is digestible.

    David Hiltbrand — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • "Source Code" is a bullet train of a thriller.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • A smart sci-fi thriller that maybe asks a bit more of its audience than the average movie. But the payoff is solid, and really -- how long is eight minutes?

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • The star here is Jones, who manages to paper over most of the holes in Ben Ripley's script with pure adrenaline and keep us guessing - and enthralled - all the while.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Ultimately, Source Code makes good on its Hitchcockian opening sequence -- it may pale in comparison to the master, but it's a fun, puzzle-filled ride, with excellent pacing and a mounting uneasiness that recalls the best episodes of The Twilight Zone.

    Una LaMarche — New York Observer

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