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Code 46 Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 13, 2004
I cannot say I understand the hows and whys of this future world, nor do I much care, since it's mostly a clever backdrop to a love affair that would easily teleport to many other genres.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 3, 2004
Flat, boring, pointless, and nonsensical.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 15, 2004
The atmosphere of the film is rich and meaningful while the story is frustratingly simple and superficial, almost an afterthought.
| Original Score: C+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Disappointing sci-fi that's too intense for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 12, 2004
... feels more like an intriguing work in progress than a complete film...
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 3, 2005
A luxurious sight to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 24, 2004
Too much stoicism and not enough vulnerability -- OK for a futuristic film about a dystopian society, but not if you're supposed to feel the emotions of the main characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 13, 2004
Commits a Code 1 violation: It's boring.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 13, 2004
Robbins and Morton play star-crossed lovers, and they're among the most risible pair to grace the screen in quite some time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 5, 2004
It's all very ambitious -- and thought-provoking. But, at only 92 minutes, one wishes the script had been further developed and the film executed with more clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 3, 2004
In a word: Confusing. But this is still fascinating filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeremiah Kipp
Filmcritic.com
August 4, 2004
Code 46 offers false and confusing answers that lead to dead ends. It doesn't provoke thought afterwards; just gestalt.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star
September 17, 2004
It's hard to root for people who defy oppressive social systems when they can't seem to make sound decisions on their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 6, 2005
The premise was sounder than the execution.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
August 3, 2004
A noirish romance, bathed in new age trance music and trippy golden light, Code 46 feels like Blade Runner on meds.
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John Anderson
Newsday
August 5, 2004
Robbins and Morton, both fine actors, have no chemistry whatsoever. Their love story may as well have been written by Jules Verne.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 5, 2004
You don't need a crystal ball to see where the Frank Cottrell Boyce script is going.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 6, 2004
The diminutive actress [Morton] and the much taller Robbins make the season's most improbable screen couple since Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones in The Terminal.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
August 6, 2004
For what is at heart a thriller, Code 46 lacks both energy and tension.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 13, 2004
With all this intelligence in front of and behind the cameras, why then does Code 46 play like a William Gibson novel with all the juicy bits removed?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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