Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)



Critic Consensus: Code Name: The Cleaner is a limp action/comedy flick that alternates between lame, worn-out jokes and cheesy martial arts.

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Jake, a janitor and seemingly regular guy, has no idea who he is after being hit over the head by mysterious assailants. When he finds himself unexpectedly entangled in a high-level government conspiracy, Jake and his pursuers begin to believe that he is an undercover agent who subconsciously holds a key piece of information that could expose an arms deal involving the CIA and FBI.
PG-13 (for sexual content, crude humor and some violence)
Action & Adventure , Comedy
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Lucy Liu
as Gina
Cedric the Entertainer
as Jake Rodgers
Mark Dacascos
as Eric Hauck
Niecy Nash
as Jacuzzi
DeRay Davis
as Ronnie
Will Patton
as Riley
Kevin McNulty
as Dr. Soames
Tom Butler
as Crane
B.J. Davis
as Old Timer
Robert Clarke
as The Butler
Rick Tae
as Mini Bar Attendant
Kurt Max Runte
as Dead FBI Agent
David Lewis
as Man in Car
Gina Holden
as Young Assistant
Kimani Ray Smith
as Drug Lord
Dave Hospes
as Agent No. 1
Douglas Chapman
as Agent No. 2
Brad Kelly
as Agent No. 3
Nickolas Baric
as Agent No. 4
Simon Burnett
as Agent No. 5
Phillip Mitchell
as Digital Arts Security Guard No. 1
Mike Desabrais
as Digital Arts Security Guard No. 2
Maxine Miller
as Old Lady
Jacqueline Ann Steuart
as Hotel Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Code Name: The Cleaner

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (24)

Do anything: rob a petrol station, superglue your eyelids together, chew on broken glass, just avoid at all costs.

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

There's some pretty good improvised shtick from DeRay Davis as a wacky janitor. But these are small pleasures in a movie that never really generates any serious laughs.

Full Review… | March 7, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Ponderous wisecracks and cloak-and-dagger high jinks pass for comic intrigue in this hapless mix of yuks and kicks.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Get Lucy Liu better roles!

Full Review… | January 10, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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… | January 5, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

It's a bad sign for a comedy when viewers are left pining for more ineptly staged shoot-'em-up sequences.

January 5, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Code Name: The Cleaner


A flop in the box office, but a hit in my heart!

Joseph Eastmond
Joseph Eastmond

Super Reviewer

Because of its clever story, funny leading man and two gorgeous supporting actresses, 'Code Name: The Cleaner' is a welcome

Roy Gutteridge
Roy Gutteridge

Super Reviewer


A lightly funny waste of my cinematic time.

Fascade Fiveoneeight
Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

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