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Code 46 Reviews

October 8, 2004
Amid the white walls and slick surfaces of this film, the characters seem more like lab rats than human beings.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2004
More a collage than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 10, 2004
It's a common enough problem in sci-fi movies. A filmmaker creates a totally convincing world but can't find a compelling story to put in it.
Read More | Original Score: C
September 3, 2004
Winterbottom's movie may be cold, but it's still pretty cool.
Read More | Original Score: B-
August 26, 2004
Winterbottom and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce sell the sci-fi but botch the interpersonal.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2004
A provocative, classy, low-key sci-fi tale that presents a world so within reach it's scary.
Read More | Original Score: B+
August 20, 2004
A tedious slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2004
A curious and mostly rewarding tale of a love affair in a world of genetic policing and travel restrictions.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 19, 2004
A love story clothed in a science-fiction plot that fails to warm us with sentiment or dazzle us with cold logic.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 19, 2004
The disquieting and depressing sci-fi romance Code 46 is an interesting exercise, but the same can't always be said about it as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
August 13, 2004
It's a distinct, fully realized and fascinating world; it's the story Winterbottom places in the foreground that's unfulfilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2004
Updates a classic premise -- the struggle for personal freedom -- by pairing it with ethical and moral quandaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
August 13, 2004
A vision of the future that is as haunting as it is dispiriting.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
August 13, 2004
Commits a Code 1 violation: It's boring.
August 12, 2004
You may soon forget the specifics of the plot, but you'll always remember the world it came from.
August 12, 2004
It's ambitious work but ultimately cold, distant and difficult to piece together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2004
... feels more like an intriguing work in progress than a complete film...
August 8, 2004
Their doomy romance is supposed to be fated, but it just seems sloggy, certainly not the stuff of myth.
August 6, 2004
It's that rare thing, an intelligent date movie, a celluloid romance with enough substance to fill a thesis paper.
August 6, 2004
For what is at heart a thriller, Code 46 lacks both energy and tension.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
August 5, 2004
Morton and Robbins are gifted actors, but they seem straitjacketed here, and the film finds it difficult to avoid tedium as their lugubrious relationship unfolds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 5, 2004
Michael Winterbottom's somber dystopian romance is thick with disquieting, not always coherent ideas about the effects of globalization on human intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2004
You don't need a crystal ball to see where the Frank Cottrell Boyce script is going.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 5, 2004
If the movie is finally something of a failure as a romance, it's rarely less than a triumph of soulful imagination.
August 5, 2004
Robbins and Morton make a sexy and moving pair of desperadoes; you mourn their every loss.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 3, 2004
A noirish romance, bathed in new age trance music and trippy golden light, Code 46 feels like Blade Runner on meds.
August 3, 2004
Flat, boring, pointless, and nonsensical.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 5, 2003
[Winterbottom's] ability to place his audience right in the middle of, in this case, a particularly cold, sterile, claustrophobic environment is a big part of the film's effectiveness.