Genre Grandeur – Source Code (2011) – MovieRob

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For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Time Travel Movies, here’s a review of Source Code (2011) by me

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Abbi of  We will be reviewing our favorite Alternate Love Story movies. In order to get a better idea as to what this genre might include, check out this post by Abbi from last year. Please get me your submissions by the 25th of November by sending them to  Try to think out of the box! Great choice Abbi!

Let’s see what I thought of this movie:

source code“You cannot alter this reality while inside the source code. ” – Dr. Rutledge

Number of Times Seen – 3 (13 Jul 2011, 25 Nov 2013 and 25 Oct 2015)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – An air force pilot that is part of a top secret experiment must try and figure out how to stop a bomb from going off and destroying Chicago

My Take on it – Certain small movies can have such an impact that it always pays to chek them out when someone recommends them to you.

A few years back, a friend recommended this to me and I was immediately drawn in to it.

The storyline is a pleasant mix of so many different sci-fi/time travel ideas and they get it right this time.

They have elements of Quantum Leap (1989), Groundhog Day (1993) and even the TV show Flashforward as part of its premise and all together they help make a great film.

I liked Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role because he only needed a bit of time to keep adapting to new realities.

The fact that this movie is essentially the same scene over and over doesn’t tire because each time they manage to slightly tweak it and raise the suspense level each time.

They briefly explain to us how the time travel works here and it sounds pretty convincing without getting too technical.

We definitely need more innovative and original movies like this one!

Bottom Line – Great sci-fi action thriller that is a combination of Quantum Leap (1989), Groundhog Day (1993) and the TV show Flashforward. Gyllenhaal is great in this role and eventhough the same scenes keeps getting repeated, we never tire of it because it’s slightly tweaked each time. Really love this concept of time travel! Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Russell Peters did about an hour of stand-up with his own material for his scene. Because majority of his jokes were full of adult themes and graphic language, most of them were cut because of the PG-13 rating. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)


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