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Agent Cody Banks Reviews

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March 25, 2003
Although director Harald Zwart does fortify this intentionally cheesy high-tech showcase with a sledgehammer of energetic flair and silliness, his juiced-up narrative cannot overcome the inevitable comparisons to the far superior Spy Kids flicks.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2003
...Presents passable entertainment for most anyone under 12-but that's about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 22, 2003
Every fun moment is cancelled out by an unimpressive action scene, or the painful over-acting of several cast members.
Read More | Original Score: 63/100
March 21, 2003
The premise and the casting are pure kids' stuff, but Zwart and company have littered the film with enough adult images to merit a PG-13 rating.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
March 20, 2003
Fairly typical and overly gadget-oriented spy business.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 20, 2003
In this generation of family-friendly secret agents, Cody Banks is agreeably entertaining, better than the first Spy Kids, not as good as the second and not nearly as clever as Cats & Dogs.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
March 18, 2003
Agent Cody Banks has a TV movie feel to it. The special effects are kind of hokey, the jokes pretty lame and the stunts looked like they're performed by stunt performers.
March 17, 2003
A high element of sleaze and a low element of intelligence.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
March 17, 2003
Believe it or not, the action sequences are pretty darn great, from nicely choreographed fights (against school bullies, of course) to nail-biting chases on snowboards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2003
This sure isn't a movie for kids. Director Harald Zwart is obsessed with Angie Harmon's cleavage. It's as if he couldn't decide whether to rip off James Bond or "The Graduate."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 16, 2003
One of the more satisfying youth romps in recent memory.
March 16, 2003
Unfortunately for Agent Cody Banks, someone already made a movie about spy kids, and it was called 'Spy Kids.'
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 14, 2003
A wasteful, if painless, diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 14, 2003
Although the original Spy Kids worked, Agent Cody Banks proves that things seldom taste as good a second or third time.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
March 14, 2003
Overall, the film will probably be enjoyable for younger viewers -- especially fans of Muniz -- but otherwise isn't as successful at putting the spy kid through the teen years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
March 14, 2003
The concoction doesn't taste like anything special, but a has refreshing hint of sweetness.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 14, 2003
Agent Cody Banks provides the kind of high-quality entertainment one would expect in an adult action adventure that is expected to rake in major bucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 14, 2003
Dedicated to helping kids make a transition, smoothing the way between Boy's Life readers and Maxim readers.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 14, 2003
Those who aren't part of the 10- to 13-year-old target audience will probably also find it witless and derivative.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 14, 2003
An entertaining film for kids and young teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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