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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Cedric the laimer

By chemicalFactory

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...

Code Name: The Cleaner

By Intelligent_Viewer
I wanted my money back. I wanted my time back. The film had only minor snickers. The plot twists were predictable, worn out and not twisted. What were supposed to be "the funny parts" were...

not his best work

By jesusc71
ok movie,...

Code Name Cleaner

By I_Likegoodmovies
I like Cedric...funny guy. Lucy Lu and Nicolette Sheeridan were hot!!! The movie had some really funny parts. It's a real uplifter. Go see it!...

Code Name:The Cleaner

By M5Driver
Video, maybe! if you don't have an thing else to do....

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....


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...

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