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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Although the finished product isn't great, it's more akin to a bad Steve Martin movie from the 1980s than bad Pauly Shore from the 1990s. We mean that as a compliment (sort of). show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    How do films this stale and generic continue to get made, let alone with topflight talent? Cedric has been stealing scenes from bigger names for nearly a decade; he deserves better than a few amusingly-improvised minutes at the end of his own movie. And so do we. show more

  • 40
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    This implausible plot full of holes does pave the way for a series of Cedric the Entertainer skits and physical gags. None of these is very funny. A few are painfully unfunny. In either case, the movie comes to a standstill. It's a pity no one thought to screen old Bob Hope movies to see how to integrate comedy into genre filmmaking. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The humor is too adult for children and the plot far too childish for most adults; in fact, everything about the film is really too silly to warrant much consideration. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The problem is, while the thriller aspects of the movie are serviceable, they aren't good enough to form the basis of anything more serious than a sit-com, and by spending as much time on them as Code Name: The Cleaner does, it makes the film at times seem drawn-out and tedious. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Isn't as bad as you'd think, but this comic mash-up of "The Bourne Identity" and "Fat Albert" doesn't have much heft. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's another standard-issue bad star-vehicle action-comedy, this time for Cedric. show more

  • 10
    Pete Vonder Haar Film Threat

    I humbly submit that Cedric the Entertainer be required to give up the "Entertainer" portion of his nom de plume until he actually starts entertaining us. show more

  • NA
    Austin Chronicle

    The most poignant point in the whole painful endeavor is when the credits roll. It's here that we see the outtakes and watch Cedric riffing as he improvs variations on his dialogue. These outtakes are genuinely funny, standing as reminders that the last 90 minutes were a sad waste of talent. show more

  • 58
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    The movie finally comes to life when Liu turns up. show more

  • May 22, 2008 fall1nstar1
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    not to much to see. it seems to me that he thinks that the charecters assume that they are funnier than they really are. poor attempt at a movie...

  • May 22, 2008 bellinamarie
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    greatest movie ever made

  • May 22, 2008 smile4amile8404
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    tHAT WAS A AMAZING MOVIE!!! it was sooo funny!!!

  • May 22, 2008 yoyogirlz102
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    The movie is not as funny as i was expecting. It was funny, but not that funny. I think what really destroyed the movie was when they production crew didn't hold the microphone up out of the scene. After the scene where Lucy Lu and Cedric return to his home you can tell that the editing department really didn't do their job. It was funny and i really like watching Cerdic the Entertainer, Lucy Lu and Marc D (the guy in charge of the chaos) If the mic was there on purpose .... bad move. I guess on a scale of 1 to 10 and 10 being superb. I would give it a "6" Good action, not as funny.

  • May 22, 2008 Mike
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    its was ok ,i wish it was funnier .Boorart was funnier ,its a sneak in don't pay

  • May 22, 2008 aries932
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    The movie was ok...but not for the "Big Screen"...

  • May 22, 2008 arealoneofakind
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    I got to see a special early showing of this movie. It's not bad, and was loads of fun. Guys will love when N S does her naughty dance. L L as usual did well as the kick butt girl. Everyone in the theatre seemed to enjoy this, but I wonder why there were so few tickets sold on opening night.

  • May 22, 2008 moornor
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    Tightly paced and really funny, I was happily surprised to laugh out loud several times throughout this great escape piece!

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