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Based on 25 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    So the movie's OK in spots, but it's mostly so familiar that even the young target audience may get that deja vu feeling. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Stretching what was a cute concept to the breaking point. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Muniz is quite winning as a plucky teen who is constantly being thrown into situations over his head. But the usually reliable Anthony Anderson e-mails in his performance as Cody's handler. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    With lots of cool gadgets, plenty of silliness and a clever concept guaranteed to appeal to preteens, this should be an unflagging, high-octane romp. show more

  • 30
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    In terms of inspiration or even the slightest shred of ingenuity, Banks ranks more like an 000 than an 007. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Apart from funny supporting work by the inventor of the Mind Control and the guy in the "Q" role, the movie is pretty routine. show more

  • 50
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    Muniz has better secret-agent toys to play with, funnier lines and sidekicks helping him out, and a bit more discerning director in Kevin Allen ("The Big Tease"). show more

  • 38
    Chicago Tribune

    It's a movie, and certain liberties are bound to be taken, but having Derek stop a moped-driving Brit on the street by pulling out some sort of identification and yelling, "CIA, I need your moped!" is not the way. show more

  • 25
    Laine Ewen Premiere

    While the canine is a scene stealer, the movie is a dog. show more

  • 25
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    After 90 minutes of diligently searching the premises of ACB2, no evidence of mass entertainment can be found. Recommend cancellation of all future similar missions. show more

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