It was a pretty solid movie up until the end. I mean, in the last 10 minutes everything goes against what had been said during the whole movie just to create a crowd pleaser.
I reckon that during the shoot someone went: "Oh, we have a pretty good movie here! What can we do to completely fuck it up?!"
Groundhog Day meets The Matrix meets Inception. Derivative, yes, but the War on Terror spin gives it all a unique flavor. To what extent are we really willing to fight terrorists? Is victory really worth it for all of us in the "reality-based community"? Of note: in the real world, everything had a green tinge, and in the source code dream world, everything had a blue tinge. That is the exact opposite of The Matrix.
Uneven, wonky by design, and a bit of a stretch, even by sci-fi standards. But, along with Moon, it very much works in the spirit of a 1960s sci-fi short story, and for that, I'm glad we have Duncan Jones.
Very cool sci fi thriller. Duncan Jones does it again! Very entertaining with some very good acting from everyone except Wright who quite frankly over did it. I know there are some who didn't love the ending but I think it worked. Not perfect but very satisfying (the ending and the movie). 4/5
While it wasn't as clever as press made it out to be - I can't deny that it held my attention. After all, it is a tried and true formula à la Groundhog Day. Cannot avoid mentioning last year's Edge of Tomorrow - a more riveting film that rides the same tracks. In any case, Jake gives a satisfactory performance, Monaghan is as lovely and underused as ever, and everybody else is dull. Good effects, though.
The clean lines of sleek, silver train travel and a kind of wide-eyed belief in technology make this reminiscent an of clean-cut, early '60s take on Americana. I can imagine Frank Sinatra watching the Saul Bass title sequence and contentedly sipping his bourbon (on the rocks, of course).
A memorable movie with humanity aspects with good twists. The story line keeps you on the edge with decent pace. There's heart and intelligence in it. The ending brings up more questions than answers, but it feels right. Put aside its lack of internal logic, you got yourself a really well-filmed SciFi movie.
I watched it due to the hype. Of course I wasn't hoping any such Tarkovskiean (or something like that). The movie tried so hard explaining all those Source-Code-kindda-thing, but the more it explains, the more it get questioned, and the more it get messed up.