Code Name: The Cleaner
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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.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 4%

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"Do anything: rob a petrol station, superglue your eyelids together, chew on broken glass, just avoid at all costs."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Get Lucy Liu better roles!"
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"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."
‑ David Gritten, Independent
"The sooner Code Name... gets flushed out of cinemas, the better."
‑ Catherine Chambers, BBC.com
"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"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."
‑ Phelim O'Neill, Guardian
"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."
‑ Ken McIntyre, Total Film
"Ponderous wisecracks and cloak-and-dagger high jinks pass for comic intrigue in this hapless mix of yuks and kicks."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"It's a bad sign for a comedy when viewers are left pining for more ineptly staged shoot-'em-up sequences."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Depressingly laugh-free comedy that's so irredeemably awful that you'll wonder why Martin Lawrence isn't in it."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"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."
‑ , Daily Mirror [UK]
"Code Name: The Cleaner is one of the year's big stinkers."
‑ Rob Daniel, Sky Movies
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