Code Name: The Cleaner Synopsis
An amnesiac janitor (Cedric the Entertainer) believes he is a secret agent.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
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...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
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...
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By James Berardinelli
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...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
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.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
How do films this stale and generic continue to get made, let alone with topflight talent? Cedric has been stealing scenes from bigger...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's another standard-issue bad star-vehicle action-comedy, this time for Cedric.
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Entertainment Weekly

Get Lucy Liu better roles!
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Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
I humbly submit that Cedric the Entertainer be required to give up the "Entertainer" portion of his nom de plume until he actually starts...
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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...
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By Jesse Tunison
I saw the World Premiere *****(5 STARS) Worth Seeing...

The Cleaner

By offcenter930
had a lot of really funny moments. the plot and storyline doesn't really seem real, but worth the good laugh....

It was okay!?!

By mcda_aus
The movie is nothing that I would have suspected, but it was very thrilling. If there is another movie you would rather see I would suggest you see that one!!...

SEXY, SEXY SEXY, Nicollette Sheridan!

By Cane4ever
To see her, in her tiny string bikini underpants and bra is worth the price of 10 admisssions! Cedrid give a great performance as usual but NOCOLLETTE steals the show for any warm blooded American...

Codename: The Cleaner

By sharonkt
Cedric is always funny. The plot was interesting but a little weak....


By Movie_Maven_
It was A little corney but a good movie...


By Evelyn
Funny movie, but unfortunately they showed the funniest lines in the commercials and in the previews....

Les Mayfield sucks. This movie sucks.

By Supes
Les Mayfield has the filmography from hell. Blue Streak, Flubber, the list goes on. I'm so glad I saw his newest offering for free. It was boring, painful, and unbelievably stupid. Avoid at all...

made me laugh

By moviesRus22
Some very very funny parts -- due to Cedric and the fast-talking rappin janitor. The story was nothing to write home about -- ho hum; but the little dutch chocolate boy dance scene is worth the price...

Code Name: The Cleaner

By smileygal
Wanted to see a comedy and hoped this would be entertaining. Big disappointment, very slow and hardly funny at all. No real story line, Cedric the Entertainer is usually funny, not this time...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, crude humor and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Amnesia action-comedy might hurt your brain, too.
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