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Captain Colter Stevens () wakes up on a commuter train to Chicago, with no memory of how he got there. He is confused and disoriented, and when he looks in the mirror, he sees the face of another man. Before he can figure out what is going on, the train explodes, killing everyone on board.

Stevens then wakes up in a high-tech military lab and is told by Colleen Goodwin (), a military officer, that he is part of a top-secret government project called the “Source Code.” The project involves sending Stevens back in time to relive the last eight minutes of a person's life before they die in order to identify the bomber and prevent a second attack.

Stevens is sent back again and again, reliving the same eight minutes, trying to piece together clues to identify the bomber and prevent the attack. Along the way, he falls in love with a woman named Christina Warren (), who was also on the train.


“Source Code” is a fast-paced, thrilling movie that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The concept of the “Source Code” is intriguing and the execution of the story is well done. The movie's pacing is excellent, with the action moving quickly and never letting up. gives a strong performance as Captain Stevens, and is also excellent as Christina Warren. The movie has a twist ending that is sure to surprise audiences.


“Source Code” was nominated for several awards, including:

  • Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (2012)
  • BAFTA Award for Best British Film (2012)
  • Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film (2012)
  • Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (2012)

However, the movie did not win any of these awards.

Directed by
Produced by Mark Gordon Jordan Wynn Philippe Roussellet
Written by Ben Ripley
Starring , , , ,
Music by Chris Bacon
Cinematography Don Burgess
Edited by Paul Hirsch
The Mark Gordon Company Vendôme Pictures
Distributed by Summit Entertainment
Release date March 11, 2011 (SXSW) April 1, 2011 (United States) April 20, 2011 (France)
Running time 93 minutes
Countries United States France
Language English
Budget $31.9 million
Box office $147.3 million

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