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Agent Cody Banks 2 - Destination London (2004)

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Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 94
Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 82

Young kids may find this London adventure fun, but older kids may find it too simplistic.

15

Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 26
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 22

Young kids may find this London adventure fun, but older kids may find it too simplistic.

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Average Rating: 2.5/5
User Ratings: 219,289

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Movie Info

Fifteen-year-old CIA operative Cody Banks (played by Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz) is back in action in this comedy adventure, which sends the youthful secret agent to Old Blighty. Banks returns to Kamp Woody, the CIA training center disguised as a summer camp, where he's given a new partner, the bumbling but sharp-witted Derek (Anthony Anderson), and a new assignment, to track down a sinister double-agent who has made off with an experimental mind-control machine. The villain has

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Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense

Don Rhymer

Jul 13, 2004

$23.2M

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All Critics (103) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (82) | DVD (20)

Really pretty hateful, shooting for the bulk of its laughs at the expense of those wacky foreign kids and the endlessly humiliated Anthony Anderson.

March 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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... tedious, forgettable and wholly unnecessary.

March 15, 2004 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Kids should be reasonably diverted for a couple of hours, but odds are they'll have forgotten the whole thing by the next morning.

March 12, 2004
Washington Post
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Here's just about everything a 6-year-old spy would hope to find in a kiddie-espionage flick, with just a twinge of romance, but nothing serious to interrupt Cody's undoubtedly continuing career.

March 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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Kids may well find the film diverting, but there's just not a lot of creativity or energy here.

March 12, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
Seattle Times
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The same young teens who cozied up to the first picture will probably enjoy the sequel, but it won't win many new fans.

March 12, 2004 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Moderately cute action comedy for young tweens.

December 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

You may be surprised at how not torturous [the film is].

November 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Mercury
Las Vegas Mercury

The sequel's a caricatured and clichéd yawner. And the tone is all wrong.

August 13, 2004
Reel.com

Muniz manages to retain his wide-eyed, harried charm, but the film is really a shameful disservice to both him and the family audience which will no doubt turn out in droves to see it.

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The only good I sense coming from this Cody Banks film is that it's so bad, we probably won't be seeing any more of them. Call me an optimistic; I live in hope.

August 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

A contender for worst film of the year.

July 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

There's less charm here than in the original, less self deprecating humour, and more attempts at over-the-top humour that just don't work.

June 30, 2004 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

The racial stereotypes trotted out here suggest the scriptwriters reckon Europe and the world is some kind of long-haul Middle Earth for US audiences.

April 23, 2004 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

It's harmless, albeit cliché riddled, fun for youngsters, and it doesn't make grown-ups wish they had two hours of their life back.

April 9, 2004
San Francisco Examiner

The original was a kid-friendly film, but the sequel turns the youngsters into jokes.

April 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

There's no way your own children deserve something as lifeless and hollow as Agent Cody Banks 2. Unless they're misbehaving really bad, I guess.

March 30, 2004 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Lazy, smug and completely self-satisfied, this half-hearted sequel to Agent Cody Banks swaps Sean Connery suavity for Roger Moore stupidity.

March 30, 2004 Full Review Source: BBC

A ho-hum piece of junk.

March 25, 2004
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

This is one of those movies that's full of color and almost non-stop action, both of which seem to be an attempt to cover up a woeful lack of plot.

March 22, 2004 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

When the high point of your movie involves a Queen Elizabeth lookalike getting down to a Euro-pop version of Edwin Starr's 'War,' something has gone disastrously wrong.

March 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

It is credited to three writers, which stuns me, because I know plenty of writers who could have written something this bad single-handedly.

March 21, 2004 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

London's calling for CIA Agent Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz), but I wish it were his mom telling him to go to his room.

March 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

In order for the plot to work, all the characters have to be idiots.

March 16, 2004
Greenwich Village Gazette

Harmless fare, but as bland as an unsalted water cracker.

March 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

Audience Reviews for Agent Cody Banks 2 - Destination London

OK+
August 12, 2011
spielberg00

Super Reviewer

Oh Frankie, how you can't act.
July 2, 2011
CreedsDelight

Super Reviewer

It was actually as good as the first film! Really good!
June 23, 2011
murphmann93
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

i would join a country club, coverse with the smug people who work there, watch 1 whole golf game without drinking all before i would watch something like Cody Banks. thank you.
June 23, 2011
LoughnerWasLucid

Super Reviewer

    1. CIA Director: Good work Banks.
    2. Cody Banks: Noooooooooooooooooooo!
    – Submitted by Maisie T (22 months ago)
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