Director: Duncan Jones. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright. 93 min. Rated PG-13. Sci-Fi/Thriller.
A rare event: a very good sci-fi film. Jake Gyllenhaal is an army recruit who is repeatedly sent back in time through a program called Source Code, to experience the last 8 minutes of another person's life, and prevent a terrorist bomb from exploding the train that person was on. The catch: he gets involved with the person's companion, and tries to reconcile with his own father, during those 8 minutes. That's what separates this from any other sci-fi film: it has a heart. Ideal for weekend entertainment.
PS: With this and Moon his only two features, Duncan Jones is proving his expertise in emotionally charged sci-fi flicks.