Surprisingly, the most highly rated movie in a field which includes Todd Solondz’ new film and a biopic about a Chinese ballet dancer, is the fast paced action flick featuring Jake Gyllenhaal. Source Code wasn’t a major box office hit, but critics said that the sci-fi techno-flick was an intelligent and thrill-packed ride. Most Criticker users agreed!
Source Code – Average Tier 6.09
An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. Source Code @ Amazon
Winter in Wartime – Average Tier 5.84
The story is based on the beautiful novel by Jan Terlouw, that has been read by several generations of teenagers in the Netherlands.
When Michiel (13) becomes involved in the Resistance in the last winter of the Second World War, he learns that good and evil are close together. Michiel grows up and loses his innocence. (fuworks.com) Winter in Wartime @ Amazon
Mao’s Last Dancer – Average Tier 5.24
A drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao’s cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet. (imdb) Mao’s Last Dancer @ Amazon