If Rod Serling, Christopher Nolan, and Stephen Hawking had collaborated on a sci-fi remake of Groundhog Day
, it might have come out a whole lot like Duncan Jones’ Source Code
. The film is so full of obvious subtext that it feels like an elongated Twilight Zone
episode, but because it jumbles up time structures with such willing abandon, and ends with a nod toward the possibilities of the infinite, Jones’ sci-fi thriller has an undeniably contemporary vibe.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays Captain Colter Stevens, a brave military man seemingly trapped inside a dank cockpit-like container from which he has video and audio contact with Colleen Goodwi...