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Review by The Advocator

Created On : 20th of October, 2012
Modified On : 20th of October, 2012
 
RATiNG
This MOVIE Scored:
Cinematography
  9/10
Plot / Story
  8/10
Acting
  8/10
Concept
  7/10
Special Effects
  9/10
Sound
  8/10

FINAL RATING
82.5 %
B+
( 8.3 / 10 )
 

Mystery-thriller - Action/mystery/thriller

A Realistic Review of SOURCE CODE

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT
Source Code
( SC2011 )
An interesting and well conceived mystery thriller movie that focuses on a single event with ever increasing detail until the solution has been found (or not found).

This concept is not new and has been done many times, such as Vantage Point (2008), Deja Vu (2006) and more appropriated like the tv series Seven Days from 1998-2001.

As with any new movie that is based on a previously known idea, this one does introduce a few new ideas aspects and is presented extremely well.

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT Source Code SC2011
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Cinematography
Plot / Story
Acting
Concept
Special Effects
Sound

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Comments about Cinematography

The Good

The concept used in this film is of the traditional type. The cinematography is very smooth and it includes numerous wide angle tracking shots of towns, trains and other landmarks. These scenes look excellent.

There are no scene transitions. The editing uses straight cuts between shots, however as the action progresses the camera tracks the action (actors) smoothly and efficiently. Panning is very smooth and consistent. Thankfully there is no ridiculous shaky camera work.

This film is a pleasure to watch.

The Bad

There is nothing to report.



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Comments about Plot / Story

The Good

The story evolves as you watch, however the perspective you are given is you are learning the story at the same time the main character is. So when he is confused with something, you as the audience would be of a similar mind set. This is a good approach as it throws you in the deep end at the same time as the character. This means there is no real need to spend time at the start of the movie to establish who each character is or why they are there, as would be the case with other films, plus it leads you on more of a journey.

The plot is very thin at the start as you're trying to work out the story, however as the story progresses the plot becomes a little more interesting. The film concludes with an interesting ending.

There is not much time spent in the story to identify how the concept works, or what technology was used/developed to provide such a scenario. This doesn't detract too much from making it an interesting movie though.

The Bad

There is one point in the movie where a section of one scene is repeated over and over and yet there's no real clear indication that this is a repeat scenario. If so why is there no new information being identified and what was the outcome of those previous repeats?

This is not very clearly defined, as all other repeats clearly result in an unfavourable outcome.




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Comments about Acting

The Good

Most of the actors cast in the movie provide good performances. When they are frantic or concerned it is portrayed in an expected manner.

The only acting that was a bit stiff are from the officials running the organization.

The Bad

Overall the acting was good.



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Comments about Concept

The Good

IMDB have this movie listed as Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller and the film is essentially that. There is some science discussed in the film, although not as much as I would have liked and there are certainly mystery and thriller elements.

The concept of the film is interesting and it continues the theme that has been seen in previous releases such as DejaVu and Seven Days. The ending is difficult to grasp as it certainly makes more new questions than it answers existing ones.

The characters are developed enough that we have enough information about each character to either like or dislike them, plus they are sufficiently competent to carry out the tasks we see them perform.

The Bad

There is nothing worth while reporting.



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Comments about Special Effects

The Good

The special effects look very good and are plausible. There is nothing over the top and no effects are trying to compensate for a lack of story.

The Bad




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Comments about Sound

The Good

All audio levels were well balanced and the dialogue was easy to hear without being drowned out by effects or noise.
The Bad

Nothing worthy to mention.


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