San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Director Duncan Jones achieves a strange and winning amalgam, a gripping action film that also works as poetry.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Among all the chess-piece players on the board, the star is the only one who really builds a solid emotional foundation for his character.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The first film in a while to have a decent heart while quickening your pulse.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
I'm still not sure what "source code" means here. I suspect the actors, the director, and the screenwriter haven't a clue either. But the thing keeps you watching.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Working from a tight script by Ben Ripley, Jones creates scary, hairy, high-octane tension. Disbelief? Suspended, until the logic lapses kick in later. It's a small price to pay for a ride that starts at wild and accelerates from there.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A high-octane mind game best enjoyed by following a key character's advice: "The Source Code is a gift. Don't squander it by thinking."
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By Scott Tobias
Based on its thrillingly fractured first half - not to mention "Moon" in its entirety - Jones seems much smarter than he allows the film to be in the end. It wriggles out of its own intriguing puzzle.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The movie boils down to one character, acting under enormous pressures of space and time, racing to solve a mystery. In this case, that may be good enough.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Gyllenhaal is particularly unsuited to this role, his saucer eyes flashing from calm to crazed.
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Somewhere under all that bloat is the greatest short subject of all time.
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74 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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