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Agent Cody Banks (2003)



Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 101
Fresh: 39 | Rotten: 62

Should satisfy young teens, but offers nothing new for those who are familiar with the formula.


Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 17

Should satisfy young teens, but offers nothing new for those who are familiar with the formula.



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To his family and friends, Cody Banks is a typical teen--he loves to skateboard, hates math, and feels like a complete idiot around girls. But Cody's got a secret--he's actually part of a secret teen CIA program. Cody's living every boy's dream life--he can drive like a stuntman, has an incredible arsenal of cool gadgets, and his agency mentor, Ronica Miles, is totally hot. But Cody's training is put to the test when he's sent to pose as a prep school student and befriend fellow teen Natalie

Aug 5, 2003


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Zwart pulls out enough stops in action sequences involving jet-propelled skateboards, stunt drives and mountain rescues to keep the ball rolling nicely.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Agent Cody Banks has a TV movie feel to it. The special effects are kind of hokey, the jokes pretty lame and the stunts looked like they're performed by stunt performers.

March 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Agent Cody Banks provides the kind of high-quality entertainment one would expect in an adult action adventure that is expected to rake in major bucks.

March 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Those who aren't part of the 10- to 13-year-old target audience will probably also find it witless and derivative.

March 14, 2003
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An entertaining film for kids and young teens.

March 14, 2003 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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A listless, tween James Bond wannabe.

March 14, 2003
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Only a kid could love it, but they do.

September 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Muniz and Duff seem to be two perfectly normal teenagers thrown in the midst of an elaborate fantasy, and they pull it off beautifully.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Dreadful, witless and pointless.

April 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

A bland and condescending adaptation of an adult action film for a younger audience.

March 15, 2006 Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies
Zertinet Movies

The movie is bouncy and colourful, and cheesy in a nice way, but it outstays its welcome in the last half hour.

September 9, 2003

A formulaic Hollywood 'crowd-pleaser' that can be summed up in three words ('Teenage James Bond!').

September 6, 2003
Las Vegas Weekly

This may be a case of mission unaccomplished, but the future looks brighter for Cody Banks than it does for Austin Powers.

August 14, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

An enjoyable kid spy spoof with likeable characters.

August 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

...Cody Banks is a little older than the Spy Kids and, consequently, more into the girl thing. I'm not sure it improves the picture.

July 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Se você quer conhecer jovens espiões que realmente mereçam sua atenção, as melhores opções ainda são os dois Pequenos Espiões e o tenso Os Heróis Não Têm Idade.

July 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Muniz is an extremely likeable actor and the fact that Banks is meant to be pathologically shy around girls offers a handy point of identification for its target audience.

July 16, 2003 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

It's as though for every good idea the movie has, someone from the writing committee jumped in and said, 'Yeah, but let's put a fart joke right after that.'

June 26, 2003 Full Review

Never quite as funny as it could have been, Agent Cody Banks is nevertheless far too genial to dislike.

June 24, 2003 Full Review Source:

A childish version of the James Bond story about an awkward teen thrust into a mission to save the world.

June 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

Has a surprisingly grown-up feel to it ... which makes it more entertaining for everyone watching.

May 1, 2003 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Will kids enjoy this? Well, does a child like candy?

April 6, 2003
Billings Outpost (Montana)

When [Muniz's] Cody gets close to a girl, there is an eager terror on his face and in his body language that hits the adolescence angst nail squarely on the head.

April 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
Killer Movie Reviews

There's just something about Muniz. He's so gosh darn cute with those big, blue, sincere eyes.

March 26, 2003 Full Review Source:

Although director Harald Zwart does fortify this intentionally cheesy high-tech showcase with a sledgehammer of energetic flair and silliness, his juiced-up narrative cannot overcome the inevitable comparisons to the far superior Spy Kids flicks.

March 25, 2003 Full Review

Audience Reviews for Agent Cody Banks

August 12, 2011

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Quirky and fun! A good film!
June 23, 2011
Bethany Murphy

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I loved this in my younger days, it served as an appropriate "James Bond" for tweens. That's all it really has though.
June 23, 2011

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