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Code Name: The Cleaner Reviews

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Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
February 3, 2007
The result is another opportunity lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10

Los Angeles Daily News
February 3, 2007
The memory of this movie will have left your brain before you walk out of the theater. If you're lucky.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
January 24, 2007
The outtakes in the closing credits were the funniest parts of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle
January 20, 2007
The talented comedian mugs his way through an utterly deflated film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Pete Hammond
Maxim
January 19, 2007
This is the kind of movie where everyone looks like they are having a lot more fun than the audience.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
January 14, 2007
Well, you really can't expect much from comedies this time of year.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
January 13, 2007
Even as a comedy all of this begs credulity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 11, 2007
Cedric and Lucy Liu...may want to give their agents a good talking-to.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
January 11, 2007
...it's not merely that the script is a sloppy, by-the-numbers action farce; it's more the leaden hand of director Les Mayfield...
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
January 10, 2007
Get Lucy Liu better roles!
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kam Williams
BlackFilm.com
January 7, 2007
Hollywood certainly didn't waste anytime in turning out its first insulting blaxploitation flick of 2007.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 7, 2007
Because of its clever story, funny leading man and two gorgeous supporting actresses, 'Code Name: The Cleaner' is a welcome January surprise.
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
January 6, 2007
...I humbly submit that Cedric the Entertainer be required to give up the "Entertainer" portion of his nom de plume until he actually starts entertaining us.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
January 6, 2007
Cedric's style of humor seems to be stating the obvious, but doing it really fast. He mumbles out loud and makes lame observations.
January 5, 2007
Not the kind of movie you need to rush out and see, but if you're sitting at home trying to decide between doing your own cleaning and watching The Cleaner, I'd pick the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 5, 2007
[A] cheerfully dumb spy comedy filled with ridiculous stereotypes and plot holes as big as cartoon anvils.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
January 5, 2007
...the comedy half doesn't work without the intrigue half, and director Mayfield doesn't look like he would know intrigue if Martin Scorsese brought it to him wrapped in butcher paper with a bow on top.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
January 5, 2007
How do films this stale and generic continue to get made, let alone with topflight talent? Cedric has been stealing scenes from bigger names for nearly a decade; he deserves better than a few amusingly-improvised minutes at the end of his own movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
January 5, 2007
It's a bad sign for a comedy when viewers are left pining for more ineptly staged shoot-'em-up sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
January 5, 2007
Aside from Cedric's admittedly appealing persona -- he's always watchable, even in dreck like this -- there's absolutely nothing to recommend The Cleaner, not the putative comedy nor the action, which kicks in only at the end.
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