Finally here's a movie that makes you appreciate how good Jake Gyllenhaal
really is. He even makes everyone else in this exciting sci-fi thriller seem better, and even in the scenes
where he’s playing off a computer screen, you'll still feel an emotional
It all starts when Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal
) suddenly wakes up on a train.
The last thing he remembers is that he was flying a helicopter in the Middle
East. What's even weirder is that the girl across the seat from him,
Christina Warren (Michelle Monaghan)
seems to know him and keeps calling
Without giving too much else away, it turns out that Stevens is on a
mission: he has been sent back in time, more or less, to this train and
into the body of "Sean." His job is to locate a bomb on board, and
hopefully the man who planted it. In doing so, he can prevent a much
bigger bombing. He has only eight minutes to do so. If he fails, he must
start over again at the same point in time. When he returns to the
present time, a mysterious military agent called Goodwin (Vera Farmiga)
is in charge of him, and an even more mysterious scientist (Jeffrey
Wright) lurks about behind her.
This is an
adrenaline-fueled sci-fi thriller, and it's one that never runs out of
ideas. But essentially, it's the cast that makes Source Code, directed by Duncan Jones ("Moon") worth seeing. PS. Jones is the son of David Bowie.