MAKE EVERY SECOND COUNT.
Army pilot Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) learns that he’s been thrown into an alternative timeline where he’s bound to experience another person’s last eight minutes alive over and over until he can stop the bombing that killed the person. Director Duncan Jones’s Moon (2009) was an original piece of sci-fi; this one has an unconventional Groundhog Day-like concept, but its execution is fairly standard. There are touches of Hitchcock to the train ride that Colter is doomed to repeat and the film is both exciting and good-looking, with a solid lead performance, but it’s all a little too hard to swallow.
2011-U.S. 94 min. Color. Directed by Duncan Jones. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal (Colter Stevens), Michelle Monaghan (Christina Warren), Vera Farmiga (Colleen Goodwin), Jeffrey Wright, Brent Skagford, Cas Anvar.
Trivia: Topher Grace was allegedly considered for the lead role.