Code Name: The Cleaner
Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

David Jenkins
Time Out

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

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

Get Lucy Liu better roles!

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

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.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York

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

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

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

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Depressingly laugh-free comedy that's so irredeemably awful that you'll wonder why Martin Lawrence isn't in it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Roy Gutteridge
Because of its clever story, funny leading man and two gorgeous supporting actresses, 'Code Name: The Cleaner' is a welcome
Joseph Eastmond
A flop in the box office, but a hit in my heart!
Fascade Fiveoneeight
A lightly funny waste of my cinematic time.
Yinalí Ríos
Super funny!
Steven Vincent Gee
This movie is good and quite funny. Very low quality on the script and overall cinematography, but Lucy Liu and Nicollette Sheridan are both awesome. Good… More
William Goss
Not a single laugh and in no way worthwhile.

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