Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time.
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Science Fiction is crowded by movies too smart for their own good. Source Code is a victim of this, concerning technology that allows government agents to send an operative (Jake Gyllenhaal) into the scene of a bombing that has already happened, right before it happened. He then has a short amount of time to collect as much evidence as he can before the bomb goes off. Then he is sent back into a sort of limbo machine where he hangs out until he is sent back in again to collect more evidence. If this all sounds weird and over the top, it’s because it is, but surprisingly it isn’t the problem with Source Code. The problem happens when Gyllenhaal tries to alter the outcome of the situation instead of simply observing. What was an already complicated plot turns into head scratching mess that ultimately doesn’t make a lot of sense.