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Running Time 94 min
Release Date Apr 1, 2011
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Source Code

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last eight minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the… Show more

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April 1, 2011 - Boston.com - Ty Burr/Globe Staff

The title of “Source Code’’ would lead you to believe you are in for another one of those breathless, inane computer thrillers — something with Sandra Bullock clackety-clacking on the keyboard in a race to save the free world. Sorry, not even close; this one’s about Jake Gyllenhaal being forced to go back in time over and over again in an effort to catch a mad bomber. Sort of like “Groundhog Day’’ meets the old French brain-buster “La Jetée’’ (or its big-studio remake, “12 Monkeys’’). 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.

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