Cool idea. Great acting. Crisp directing. Stylish visuals. And an absolutely fantastic musical score. Too bad the film never quite lives up to the ingenuity of its premise. It wants to be a thinking man’s actioner a la Inception. Think about it too hard, though, and it begins to fall apart. The science is vague and muddled. The ethics, even more so. My verdict: it was entertaining while it lasted. But once is enough.
“What would you do if you knew you only had one minute to live?”
(I’ll be posting a more in-depth review
of Source Code on my movie blog Reel Quick)