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 kimmy23
Cedrick the Entertainer plays a secret agent of some sort with amnesia. Too bad the convoluted plot doesn't let this funny guy be a funny guy. level of humor where the movie completely breaks down....

Waste of time

By movieltbuff
The movie barely made me and my entire family laugh. They tried imitate a scene from Bourne Identity which was corny. Lucy Liu was the best actor. Cedric the Entertainer should not have stared in...

The Cleaner

By nashvillemovie
it was a good lite movie. It was a bit so at time but made up for it with the comedy....

Interesting Ideas

By fanmovie
When the curtain opened on the Dutch dancers with Cedric in the front, I thougt " that was a good idea". I've seen other movies use the same type of idea but this scene took the cake. The movie...

Reviews for Code Name: The Cleaner

By serving_people
Child's movie with sexual overtones yet to silly for the average adult....

not his best work

By jesusc71
ok movie,...

Code Name: The Cleaner

By jkd53
Good for those it was aimed at, young teens. Went becasue my son wanted to see it. He loved it, I endured it....

Needs more Lucy...

By howdy301
I didn't expect a lot with this film. Just went to have a good time. Was hoping for more of a story, though. The other disappointment is that Lucy Liu doesn't show up until half way through the film....

Truly Funny...

By Movie_Kay
Hey if you've got the cash to spare then why not?? It was very funny, Cedric is always funny... go see it!!...

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By movie_fantasy
I really enjoyed the movie. It was funny without being too corny, and had some cute twists to it. I would definitely reccommend it. It's nice to get out and just have fun laughing, especially...

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