Cleaner
Cleaner (2008)

An extremely hygienic man uses his urge in his professional life as a crime scene cleaner. When he becomes involved in a job he later finds out was a covered up murder, he gets tied in to a web of deception, that un-earths his own… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 27, 2008
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
17%
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User Score
41%



Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Low-energy and grindingly mediocre, it adds a whole new dimension to Harlin's wildly uneven oeuvre: tedium.

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Eddie Cockrell
Variety

Cleaner suffers from a distracting case of visual jitters and takes a CSI approach to fetishizing the messy nature of the human body.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It's a clever premise

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I did like the dynamic between Samuel L. Jackson and Keke Palmer. I'd like to see them play father and daughter in the better film.

Brian Chen
Filmcritic.com

the longest 90 minutes of my life

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a substantial improvement over some of filmmaker Renny Harlin's more recent efforts...

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

A neatly contained crime whodunit with a nifty setup and an expert lead performance from Samuel L. Jackson.

Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

It's not that Cleaner is a terrible film, it just doesn't rear back and sock the viewer in the jaw like a great thriller should. It's mild sauce from the first frame to the last.

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Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

The "cleaning" thing was done and done better in Curdled and in terms of a crime drama, Cleaner just doesn't measure up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
Great cast. A crime scene cleaner gets intertwined in a cover up.
Dan Schultz
Standard thriller with only one surprise or two but not much else. As soon as I saw Ed Harris come into play, I knew what was going to happen by the end. What… More
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Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes, Luis Guzmán, Keke Palmer, Christa Campbell, Ritchie Montgomery, Robert Forster, Peter Franzen Director:… More
Lady D'arbanville
The most enjoyable performance by Samuel L Jackson in the last few years. ?Cleaner? shows a new and interesting perspective from the crime scene and all in all… More
Anthony Lawrie
This is a pretty good thriller with an interesting and original story. The performances are solid as is the script, the only real problem is that, with so many… More
Emily Armstrong
700th Review! I found this film fascinating. There is no real villain and the plot is brilliant: a man who makes his living cleaning up after dead bodies… More