Source Code – Movie Review


This fellow, Jake Gyllenhaal  just keeps  surprising with each of his new movie and new role. When you thought he is a cute romantic boy next door (like in The Day After Tomorrow), he surprises us with a mature and serious role in Brokeback Mountain… And then on to a sword-and-sorcery action film Prince of Persia with a complete new hunky look. And now he is back in Sci Fi thriller Source Code.

Jake stars as Captain Colter Stevens, a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown person, travelling in a train heading for a bomb blast. Later he discovers that he is part of a military mission. He again and again lives last eight minutes of life of a commuter on the train to discover the bomber and stop future attacks on Chicago.

Michelle Monaghan’s character brings fresh breeze to the intense plot, while Vera Farmiga plays a military officer guiding Colter Stevens through this mysterious journey.

Movie is a good thriller and will keep you glued to the plot. However, there are few loopholes in the movie which may drift your mind towards justifying the twists of the movie.

Those of you who like Sci Fi genera, enjoyed Bourne Identity series would like this one as well. So, go watch it while it’s still in theatres.


Jake Gyllenhaal as Colter Stevens/Sean Fentress

Michelle Monaghan as Christina Warren

Vera Farmiga as Colleen Goodwin

Jeffrey Wright as Dr. Rutledge

Cas Anvar as Hazmi

Russell Peters as Max Denoff

Michael Arden as Derek Frost

Scott Bakula as Stevens’ father (Voice cameo)

Frédérick De Grandpré as Sean Fentress’ Reflection (Body cameo)

6 responses »

  1. It seems tht u r a movie buff..Its gud to see movies tht comes in the cinema.

    But if u hv taste for the Classics from World Cinema then here are some of them.

    Sergei M. Eisenstein’s masterpiece “Battleship Potemkin” (1925), where there was no sophisticated technologies available, yet a gr8 work of art, this is d movie from where the GRAMMER of FILM MAKING has came into the existance. The most renowned sequence of the film is “Odessa Steps” (also known as the Primorsky or Potemkin Stairs), which is must watch.
    (U may try to find out this film online, m nt sure, whether its available or nt)

    Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” is at most of the listings of Top Ten Movies Worldwide. Its a must watch movie. This is a B&W movie but how the director has played with the light & shaddow is really amazing. From Indian cinema, Guru Dutt’s some of the B&W masterpiece movies such as Pyaasa, Kagaz Ke Phool and Sahib, Biwi aur Gulam, resembles the same level of art in using lighting as Orson Welles. But This Guru Dutt Trio is also a must watch, u add tht also in ur list.

    Akira Kurosava’s Rashomon (1950), Seven Samurais (1954) etc. (japanese movies, may be available with english subtitles)

    Vittorio De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves (1948) (Italian movie, may be available with english subtitles)

    Our own Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Triology, it means there are three movies in this triology and all of them are in Bengali. It consists of Pather Panchali, Aparajito & Apur Sansar. Satyajit ray is a world renowned director from India.

    Victor Fleming’s Gone with the Wind (1939), a movie made from the novel with the same name, written by Margaret Mitchell. This is a big hollywood blockbuster, a very high budget fil, released at the time of Great Depression, yet made a landmark business, not only in the america, but throughout the world.

    Life is Beautiful (Again Italian, also dubbed in Hindi, this is relatively new movie)

    Its toooo long list…..

    Btw movies, which are out of the common masala movie kind of tag, are always be appreciable. 😀

    • Hi Maulik,

      Thanks for your wonderful suggestions… I have started with some of your suggested movies… Shall update you on my views soon 🙂


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