Agent Cody Banks
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A teen learns that all the gadgets in the world can't help him overcome his awkwardness around the opposite sex in this big-budget family entertainment. In Agent Cody Banks, Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz plays a young man plucked from suburban obscurity to be trained as a CIA super-agent. His mission? Get friendly with his classmate Natalie (played by another teen TV star, Lizzie McGuire's Hilary Duff) so that he can uncover her father's diabolical scheme to create indestructible robots. To compound his problems, Cody also has to deal with the same stresses as any… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Zwart pulls out enough stops in action sequences involving jet-propelled skateboards, stunt drives and mountain rescues to keep the ball rolling nicely."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Those who aren't part of the 10- to 13-year-old target audience will probably also find it witless and derivative."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Only a kid could love it, but they do."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A bland and condescending adaptation of an adult action film for a younger audience."
‑ Steven Snyder, Zertinet Movies
"This may be a case of mission unaccomplished, but the future looks brighter for Cody Banks than it does for Austin Powers."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Agent Cody Banks has a TV movie feel to it. The special effects are kind of hokey, the jokes pretty lame and the stunts looked like they're performed by stunt performers."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"An entertaining film for kids and young teens."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Muniz and Duff seem to be two perfectly normal teenagers thrown in the midst of an elaborate fantasy, and they pull it off beautifully."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"The movie is bouncy and colourful, and cheesy in a nice way, but it outstays its welcome in the last half hour."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"An enjoyable kid spy spoof with likeable characters."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Agent Cody Banks provides the kind of high-quality entertainment one would expect in an adult action adventure that is expected to rake in major bucks."
‑ Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star
"A listless, tween James Bond wannabe."
‑ Karen Heller, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Dreadful, witless and pointless."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"A formulaic Hollywood 'crowd-pleaser' that can be summed up in three words ('Teenage James Bond!')."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"...Cody Banks is a little older than the Spy Kids and, consequently, more into the girl thing. I'm not sure it improves the picture."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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