Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)



Critic Consensus: Code Name: The Cleaner is a limp action/comedy flick that alternates between lame, worn-out jokes and cheesy martial arts.

Movie Info

Jake, a janitor and seemingly regular guy, has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants. When he finds himself unexpectedly entangled in a high-level government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers begin to believe that he is an undercover agent who subconsciously holds a key piece of information that could expose an arms deal involving the CIA and FBI.

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, crude humor and some violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Adetuyi, George Gallo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2007
Box Office: $8.1M
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as Jacuzzi

as Ronnie

as Dr. Soames

as Crane

as Old Timer

as The Butler

as Mini Bar Attendant

as Dead FBI Agent

as Man in Car

as Young Assistant

as Drug Lord

as Agent No. 1

as Agent No. 2

as Agent No. 3

as Agent No. 4

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as Old Lady

as Hotel Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Code Name: The Cleaner

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (24)

Do anything: rob a petrol station, superglue your eyelids together, chew on broken glass, just avoid at all costs.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

There's some pretty good improvised shtick from DeRay Davis as a wacky janitor. But these are small pleasures in a movie that never really generates any serious laughs.

Full Review… | March 7, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Ponderous wisecracks and cloak-and-dagger high jinks pass for comic intrigue in this hapless mix of yuks and kicks.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Code Name: The Cleaner isn't the worse comedy ever made; it probably won't even be the worst of 2007. For the most part it's simply boring, with fleeting patches of ineptness.

Full Review… | March 18, 2011

The Entertainer conjures up some charm, and DeRay Davis provides pyrotechnics as a janitor/wanna-be rapper, but like the teddy-clad bubble-bath square-off between Liu and Sheridan, it's just not enough.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

Depressingly laugh-free comedy that's so irredeemably awful that you'll wonder why Martin Lawrence isn't in it.

Full Review… | December 27, 2007

Audience Reviews for Code Name: The Cleaner

Because of its clever story, funny leading man and two gorgeous supporting actresses, 'Code Name: The Cleaner' is a welcome

Roy Gutteridge

Super Reviewer


A lightly funny waste of my cinematic time.

Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

This movie is good and quite funny. Very low quality on the script and overall cinematography, but Lucy Liu and Nicollette Sheridan are both awesome. Good entertaining movie.

Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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