Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice
March 16, 2004
Really pretty hateful, shooting for the bulk of its laughs at the expense of those wacky foreign kids and the endlessly humiliated Anthony Anderson.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 16, 2004
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 16, 2004
| Original Score: D
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 15, 2004
... tedious, forgettable and wholly unnecessary.
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Dan Via
Washington Post
March 12, 2004
Kids should be reasonably diverted for a couple of hours, but odds are they'll have forgotten the whole thing by the next morning.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
March 12, 2004
Here's just about everything a 6-year-old spy would hope to find in a kiddie-espionage flick, with just a twinge of romance, but nothing serious to interrupt Cody's undoubtedly continuing career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 12, 2004
Kids may well find the film diverting, but there's just not a lot of creativity or energy here.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
March 12, 2004
The same young teens who cozied up to the first picture will probably enjoy the sequel, but it won't win many new fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 12, 2004
Even by kiddie-flick standards, this one, directed by Kevin Allen, is astonishingly lame.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
March 12, 2004
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London should have been stopped at customs -- as family entertainment, it constitutes child abuse.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 12, 2004
With lots of cool gadgets, plenty of silliness and a clever concept guaranteed to appeal to preteens, this should be an unflagging, high-octane romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 12, 2004
As ingenious and lively as the original film.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 12, 2004
After 90 minutes of diligently searching the premises of ACB2, no evidence of mass entertainment can be found.
| Original Score: 1/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
March 12, 2004
Director Kevin Allen offers a lot more gadgets in Cody 2, but surprisingly little in the way of memorable action.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 12, 2004
Apart from funny supporting work by the inventor of the Mind Control and the guy in the 'Q' role, the movie is pretty routine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
March 12, 2004
No matter how adorable you think Muniz is, it's becoming increasingly hard to buy him as a socially inept teenager/spy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
March 12, 2004
An uninspired caper that gains nothing from picture-postcard London backdrops.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 11, 2004
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London is simply not worth the trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Craven
Arizona Republic
March 11, 2004
This is as joyless a spy caper as one could devise.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
March 11, 2004
The subversive humor that occasionally brightened Agent Cody Banks is absent from this sophomore effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Foundas
Variety
March 11, 2004
Muniz's considerable charm keeps things moving along briskly, and there's more than enough here to keep pic's target audience engaged.
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 11, 2004
Muniz is quite winning as a plucky teen who is constantly being thrown into situations over his head. But the usually reliable Anthony Anderson e-mails in his performance as Cody's handler.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
March 11, 2004
A nonsuspenseful and painfully unfunny series of comic stunts that try to have sport with the image of the garrulous American abroad.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly
March 11, 2004
The first Cody Banks worked by playing on the immense gap between secret-agent sophistication and hormonal teenage awkwardness; volume 2 never finds a similar conceit to milk.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
March 11, 2004
The teen Bond's latest mission finds the would-be franchise creatively Banks-rupt.
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
March 11, 2004
So, will your kids like this same old song with British scenery? Possibly, if they liked the last one, but a little less-so.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
March 11, 2004
Malcolm loyalists are too sophisticated for this simple script, and fans of the spy genre have so many better options.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
March 10, 2004
There's just too much spy in young Cody, and too little kid.
Full Review | Original Score: C-