Code Name: The Cleaner Reviews

March 18, 2011
Code Name: The Cleaner isn't the worse comedy ever made; it probably won't even be the worst of 2007. For the most part it's simply boring, with fleeting patches of ineptness.
April 23, 2009
The Entertainer conjures up some charm, and DeRay Davis provides pyrotechnics as a janitor/wanna-be rapper, but like the teddy-clad bubble-bath square-off between Liu and Sheridan, it's just not enough.
November 20, 2008
December 27, 2007
Depressingly laugh-free comedy that's so irredeemably awful that you'll wonder why Martin Lawrence isn't in it.
December 7, 2007
The one laugh is in the production notes, where director Les Mayfield claims this is a comic take on the Jason Bourne movies. As if.
December 7, 2007
If you like comedies but hate going to the trouble of actually laughing, then this might just be the movie you've been waiting for.
December 7, 2007
Although comprised of lowest-common denominator gags, it's an oddly hard-to-follow affair, with good and bad FBI agents popping up everywhere and the plot only revealing itself in fits and starts.
December 7, 2007
The sooner Code Name... gets flushed out of cinemas, the better.
December 7, 2007
where the number-one superguy used to solve crazy mix-ups like this in 15 minutes, The Cleaner takes a laboured, exposition-larded hour and a half.
December 7, 2007
Do anything: rob a petrol station, superglue your eyelids together, chew on broken glass, just avoid at all costs.
December 7, 2007
Code Name: The Cleaner is one of the year's big stinkers.
December 7, 2007
A prime candidate for Worst Movie Of 2007.
December 7, 2007
too clumsy to be the sophisticated parody of memory-loss films it might have been, too bland for its action sequences to kick any ass, too dumbed-down to make much out of the clashes of race, class and gender at the heart of its fish-out-of-water comedy
June 25, 2007
If Cedric the Entertainer's constant mugging for the camera is not your cup of tea, and a derivative plot, relatively humorless script, and mundane directing aren't up your alley, then best to clean Code Name: The Cleaner off your must-see list right now.
April 24, 2007
...a rather silly and humorless affair that pretty much wastes Cedric's comic talents.
April 19, 2007
Code Name: The Minstrel Coon Show!
March 24, 2007
The kind of comedy that you'll forget mere moments after seeing.
March 7, 2007
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.
March 1, 2007
Beyond such amateurishly ill-constructed plot points, what should be a fast-moving film is slow and repetitious.
February 24, 2007
From its weak premise to its boring action to its unpleasant jokes, this movie fulfills the worst expectations of January releases: it's awful.