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Movie Review - Source Code

Source Code

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden, Scott Bakula (voice only) and more...  Directed by: Duncan Jones  Written by: Ben Ripley  Original Music by: Chris Bacon

Premise: Captain Colter Stevens has eight minutes to find the bomb and bomber which will destroy a Chicago Commuter Train. If he doesn't succeed, he can try again and again, whether he wants to or not.

Review: This movie was fab! There's the main story and then there's a secondary story that slowly develops as time passes, which in turn becomes more important that the original.

Totally awesome acting by all concerned especially Jake Gyllenhaal.  His reactions to a number of things happening were excellent.  Good CGI and other special effects.  The soundtrack rocked as well.

Several questions of consciousness, reality, alternate reality, humanity and more are touched upon.  Repetition was used just enough to get the scenes established and then speeded through so it didn't get in the way.  There's even hints of things I cannot mention as it might ruin it for you. :P

Good pacing, good effects, good writing, good acting, good background music.  Can't ask for much more.  I'm easy, but just in case, take a hanky. You might need it. :) A totally satisfying experience. Great conversation piece after the fact as well.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (Hubby's Rating - worth paying full price of admission again!)
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