There are two things women love in a movie: A great-looking leading man, and a love interest. On the other side of the spectrum, there are two things men look for in their movie choice: Explosions and heart-pumping action scenes. Based on that, “Source Code” should make an excellent date movie.
"Source Code" follows Capt. Colter Stevens, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who participates in a government experiment called the source code. The source code allows the government to transport a subject into someone else's body for the last eight minutes of life. The agency does so with Stevens by transporting him onto a commuter train in Chicago. He must find a bomber in order to stop a second, much larger attack on the city.
The entire cast and crew is new to the thriller/action genre, with the exception of Gyllenhaal, who seems to thrive in it. After the success of movies like “Jarhead,” “Rendition” and “The Day After Tomorrow,” it's not a question of whether Gyllenhaal can successfully hold down the lead. The question really lies in director Duncan Jones, son of rocker David Bowie, who is making his debut in the action realm.
A supporting cast featuring Michelle Monaghan and Vera Farmiga also gives movie-goers something to look forward to. The powerful plot is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats for the entire hour and a half.
— Corianne Egan
Director: Duncan Jones
Run Time: 94 mins.
Location: Cinemark, 5159 Hinkleville Road, Paducah
Showtimes: Noon, 2:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Friday; noon, 2:20 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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