Code 46 (2004)
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After the death of her father, Hannah becomes concerned with the strange behavior of her mother. As her mother's troubled childhood is revealed, Hannah realizes how little she ever knew.
Aug 6, 2004 Wide
Dec 28, 2004
MGM - Official Site
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Amid the white walls and slick surfaces of this film, the characters seem more like lab rats than human beings.
It's a common enough problem in sci-fi movies. A filmmaker creates a totally convincing world but can't find a compelling story to put in it.
Winterbottom and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce sell the sci-fi but botch the interpersonal.
A provocative, classy, low-key sci-fi tale that presents a world so within reach it's scary.
What keeps Code 46 from living up to its fascinating premise is the lack of empathy we feel for William and Maria. They are almost like benign video game characters.
Achingly elegiac sci-fi story of love and memory lost - an Oedipal tragedy for the genetically modified age.
The film is like bypass surgery: clinically precise but always in control of your heart.
Part thriller, part love story and part political allegory, told as dream noir, but too tangled and slippery to inspire much empathy.
a noir snore with no moral desperation, no clear-cut point-of-view and a love story whose eroticism feels about as urgent as yardwork
Too much stoicism and not enough vulnerability -- OK for a futuristic film about a dystopian society, but not if you're supposed to feel the emotions of the main characters.
It's too bleak for the morose Robbins and doe-eyed Morton to connect meaningfully with each other or with us.
Winterbottom's sci-fi romance is in a class of its own. Robbins and Morton [are] clearly in their element here.
Cinematography, production design and music are all top-notch, but the film largely succeeds because of the leads -- two fine actors at the top of their game.
It's hard to root for people who defy oppressive social systems when they can't seem to make sound decisions on their own.
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