100

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
Provocative, quietly erotic, deeply romantic, and slyly witty (a cameo by a giant of punk rock is funny at first sight, and funnier still when you figure out the joke it's making), Code 46 is a very effective antidote to summer blockbuster bloat.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Code 46 has a noirish fatalism that renders it a close cousin to ''Blade Runner,'' but Winterbottom's film, shot mostly in the light, uses the theme of memory erasure to peer into the eternal sunshine of tragically altered minds.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Not always compellingly made, but intelligent and perhaps prophetic.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Updates a classic premise -- the struggle for personal freedom -- by pairing it with ethical and moral quandaries.
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70

Wall Street Journal

At times somber, and now and then dangerously close to self-important, Code 46 is nonetheless a smart, mature film that examines who and what we can be to each other, in a world full of invention and change.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
But for what is at heart a thriller, Code 46 lacks both energy and tension.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
For at least half the movie, you need a code book a few inches thick to decipher Code 46.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

Code 46 lacks the visceral power of "28 Days Later," as well as what might be termed its "gross-out" appeal.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What doesn't spark is the love story. Morton still seems soggy from her "Minority Report" role as a drenched pre-cog. Who wants romance in a future where glum is the word?
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What this dystopia doesn't do is shock. In truth, Code 46 traffics in notions of speculative social fiction that are so familiar by now as to feel disconcertingly normal.
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57 out of 100
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