• Code 46
    1 minutes 4 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Code 46 Reviews

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March 22, 2014
Code 46 is a beautiful, chilling and somewhat erotic look at a dystopian future.
The film seems to have a few influences from the likes of both David Lynch and Cronenburg whether via the story, the feel, the look or the manner in which it was approached and this may be why I enjoy it so much.
The film is a rather slow paced look at reproduction, population control, international travel, politics, relationships, drugs, genetics, and a slew of other really interesting subjects.
It's partially a scifi thriller as well as being a tale of humanity, drama and love.
This film isn't for everyone but I would suggest giving the film a try if you enjoyed similar films such as Gattaca, Brazil or Children of Men.
My biggest complaint with this film is that it came across as so surgical in its precision that the love story and the empathy towards the main characters needed to truly make the film work, was operating room clean despite the dirty future it was taking place in and yet tangled enough to make it difficult to clearly see where/when the operation was taking place.
February 16, 2014
Entertaining view of the not-to-distant future. Made likely by the global idiots corrupting humanity.
September 4, 2013
Has its problems, including Cottrell Boyce's typical liability of a script, but Winterbottom's direction glides over all, as per usual.
April 14, 2013
You know, you would think Tim Robbins + scifi would be a good thing, but not so much in this case.
February 9, 2013
It's premise is inviting, but I lost connection with the characters after a while. Their situation & relationship are so alien that it's hard not to. Still, I enjoyed the performance and wanted to see where it would end up.
Jacob J.
February 5, 2013
This movie had an awesome premise, but ultimately didn't take it anywhere. It's essentially a "drama" without the drama.
January 28, 2013
This is a movie with a cool concept, but a cliched and flat story. Another forbidden romance film, with a sci-fi hook. Michael Winterbottom gives the film an interesting detached coolness, remote and alien. Which is interesting for the sci fi part of it, but totally undercuts the personal story that is being told. Not that it is told well, I don't think I've ever watched a movie where the stakes were so low, so uninvolved. There are literally no big conflicts, everything is handled within minutes cooly and calmly. What's even worse is Tim Robbins. God is he bad. It's like watching a wet blanket. A big boring wooden, dull performance where he just says his lines and looks forward expressionless. This is juxtaposed against Samantha Morton who makes the best case Ive seen to play a replica if they reboot Blade Runner. Her performance is odd, intriguing, and foreign. They might as well not be acting in the same movie. To say they don't have chemistry is putting it lightly. If they could just find some interesting people or things to follow around in this world, but it's an unfortunate bore.
January 19, 2013
Set in a futuristic Shanghai, this film tells the cold thriller of a man and a woman who have violated Code 46, a clear genetic law which forbids incestuous relationships, whether on purpose or accidental. The film takes itself too seriously despite the fact that it is a mess of imperfection and the plot developments are much too hard to follow. It is the concept of the futuristic world that is compelling and original, with the particular mixture of languages spoken that seems like a wasted opportunity for the foundations of an interesting and original background cultural context.
January 5, 2013
Love love love this movie! It's a good example of how science fiction doesn't have to be action packed to be interesting and good. Inspired by Philip K. Dick and Brave New World, it's a love story and a great, modern retelling of a modern myth. The acting is great, the music is great, the locations and settings are great. Just lovely. I adore what they do with language and technology. This is a very believable film.
December 27, 2012
Den er nok litt b-film, men eg digger stemninga (y)
Herlig på ein sundag!
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

November 18, 2012
Interesting premise and sci-fi world but the characters either lacked chemistry or their story just wasn't very interesting.
November 11, 2012
I watched about an hour of this and just could not get into it. I don't like the concept, the acting is uninspired, and the production leaves more than a little to be desired. Don't bother with this.
Caesar B.
September 29, 2012
The main character, played by Tim Robbins, is a enhanced gestapo officer sent to find out who's been messing with the government issued allotments and ends up falling in love with the woman that done did it, cheating on his wife in the process and messing up his perfectly government run life

If ever there was an advertisement for the globalist agenda this is it. Somehow it manages to romantise a totally distopic future.
It is suggested that something big and terrible happend to humanity and a superpower took over, leaving the people with:

Small time corruption
Controlled reproduction and genetics, designer babies and forced abortion i.e. eugenics
Government issued memory wipes
All manner of biometric identfication
Total government surveillance
Plenty of creepy closeups of eyes and references to Egyption mythology
Controlled mega-cities including restricted travel and compact shit appartments
Vast wastelands outside these mega-cities where all the rejects house
Corporate fascism
Designer viruses

Apperantly it's a global government that has left the future populus with such blessing, cause everbody speaks a weird mix of Chinese, English, Spanish, Indian, Arabic and French

Apart from all this great freaky distopic creepyness it's a pretty boring movie, the love story might be interesting to those that are classicly schooled, but it's pretty damn slow and not very rewarding on an emotional level. All in all I feel that it's all just another vehicle for globalist propaganda.
August 7, 2012
Well crafted setting, believable environments, but fairly drab characters and storyline.
July 28, 2012
A BBC Film that I strongly recommend.
Could the future be like that?
July 27, 2012
I think this movie was inconsistent and a little strange in a negative way.
May 31, 2012
Its sterile ultramodern backdrop and dialect are original but the characters are soullessly flat.
May 27, 2012
Different, but dull.
May 25, 2012
a arty vehicle for a sensitive rape scene. Nice set up, great music, thematic trainwreck.
April 24, 2012
Thunderously plausible, acted and directed/ produced with mastery.
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