It’s Hitchcockian science-fiction with a throbbing pulse and a big heart. Some smart storytelling is belied by some sloppy storytelling but Source Code is saved by great camera work, a runaway pace and engaging acting.
Might as well get this out of the way… Groundhog Day. There, I said it. It is mandatory to compare Source Code to the Bill Murray-Harold Ramis comedy right? Or is that just collective critic laziness where we’ve all turned into agents who can only describe films in terms of other films? There is ONE scene, one brief sequence in Source Code that makes you think of Groundhog Day… the rest, it’s in a league of it’s own (no, it’s not a female baseball movie either). Continue reading