Yeah, it's a sci fi flick that's basically Groundhog Day as a military science project, but I liked it a lot. The ending isn't satisfactory (it should've ended like 5 minutes earlier), but I actually liked Gyllenhaal a lot, and I'm always a fan of Michelle Monaghan. Even though Source Code isn't quite as good as "Moon", I'll still be one of the first in line to see what Duncan Jones decides to direct next.
A very good film that had a great place for an ending, but then they decided to make it 5 minutes longer with a happier second ending. It's not that I don't like happy endings, it was just way less effective than it could have been. If I ever watch it again I might just stop it where it should have ended.
The sci-fi side is uncreative and illogical, the murder mystery side is poorly executed and impossible for the audience to solve. Plot holes a-plenty, a few glaring cliches, some hammy dramatic performances. Complete mediocrity.
Relentlessly entertaining, with remarkably swift pacing and a game Gyllenhaal performance (one of his best). Jake even sells his emotional scene and the film earns its sappy moments. Jones is clearly preoccupied with questions of morality when facing technological advancement, injecting familiar yet still fascinating sci-fi concepts into a thriller variation on 'Groundhog Day'. People give the ending a hard time but is one really much more far-fetched than the other? Suspend disbelief and enjoy!
On one level a kinda hokey science fiction story with unconvincing special effects. But all the same - I got sucked into it like crazy, and found it suspenseful, elegant, touching and completely unpredictable. Great fun.
Some flaws in the manner with which this film presents its emotional themes, however not strong enough to undermine the general premise, which remains strong enough to carry the movie through to the end (just barely). Now that I think about it, the ending was quite the cop out.
Great concept, though the execution is a little flawed, namely the parts outside of the source code are not handled well. The ending reminds me of this year's The Adjustment Bureau, so if you liked that you should be fine with this.