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Source Code: Reviews & The First Five Minutes

Source Code | Change The Past - Save The FutureExcitement is building over here as the April 1st release date for Duncan Jones’ ‘Source Code‘ is just 2 days away! I’ll not being seeing Source Code until release in the UK this Friday, but there are many that have seen Duncan’s second feature film, and a lot of them seem to have rather marvellous things to say, so while I sit here thinking “2 more sleeps” why don’t you check out some of the great reviews.

If you’re still undecided on whether Source Code is the ticket for you this weekend, the first 5 minutes are included, just to whet your appetite 🙂

Kim Newman – Empire ****

“An exciting, intellectually stimulating science-fiction thriller which also connects emotionally. Everyone involved earns a promotion to the premiership.”

Catherine Shoard – Guardian ****

“this is a tale of mistaken identities and mysterious dames, strange agencies and impromptu heroics – an unabashed entertainment, moving, amusing, difficult to resist.”

Scott Weinberg – Cinematical

“A high-end, feature-length ‘Twilight Zone’ concept, bolstered by two excellent performances (Jake Gyllenhaal and the luminous Michelle Monaghan) and presented in a crisp 90-minute package, ‘Source Code’ is precisely the sort of clever-yet-accessible sci-fi thriller we need more of.”

Jordan Farley – SFX ****

“A movie with an indie spirit and blockbuster sensibilities, Source Code is popcorn entertainment with genuine heft, and proof that the move to Tinseltown doesn’t always mean having to sell your soul to the suits.”

Neil Smith – Total Film ****

“The Moon man returns to Earth with a clever, classy and affecting thriller that never goes off the rails. If Bowie isn’t careful, he’ll soon be better known as “Duncan Jones’s father”…”

Edward Douglas – Comingsoon.net 9/10

“Like the best science fiction, “Source Code” is quite deep and affecting on many levels with a premise that never gets dull or predictable or feels gimmicky. It’s very much the type of movie one can see over and over again and appreciate more of its intricacies each time despite knowing some of the many twists going in.”

Jon Lyus – HeyUGuys

“Jones has made good on Moon’s potential and we see a very talented director emerging, in command of his craft and pushing his boundaries. It is relatively unusual to be excited by what a director will do next and I want this film to do well if for no other reason than to have Duncan Jones working again, and soon.”

Source Code looks like it could also join MOON and get certified fresh as it’s just hit 90% on Rotten Tomatoes