Code 46
Code 46 (2004)

In the not-so-distant future, a married man investigates a counterfeiter and ends up the perpetrator of an ethical crime in Code 46, the latest film from prolific British director Michael Winterbottom. Set against the backdrop of a… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 6, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 28, 2004
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Amid the white walls and slick surfaces of this film, the characters seem more like lab rats than human beings.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Winterbottom's movie may be cold, but it's still pretty cool.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a visually striking, but emotionally flat mash-up of romantic drama, film noir, and science fiction that sounds much more interesting than it turns out to be

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Vic Vogler
Denver Post

More a collage than a movie.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Winterbottom and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce sell the sci-fi but botch the interpersonal.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Disappointing sci-fi that's too intense for kids.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

It's a common enough problem in sci-fi movies. A filmmaker creates a totally convincing world but can't find a compelling story to put in it.

Tom Long
Detroit News

A provocative, classy, low-key sci-fi tale that presents a world so within reach it's scary.

Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today

What keeps Code 46 from living up to its fascinating premise is the lack of empathy we feel for William and Maria. They are almost like benign video game characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Interesting premise and sci-fi world but the characters either lacked chemistry or their story just wasn't very interesting.
Drew Smith
Code 46 features a lovely setting, a futuristic world fraught with the perils of eugenics. Its most interesting quirk, among many, is the world-wide system of… More
Jens S.
A case of: little known movie that would deserve a bit more attention. The most interesting aspect of this film is its futuristic setting. In the not too… More
Pierluigi Puccini
It's cold, simplistic and distant, but it has inner power. It is a fresh change from that hideus sci-fi trend that started with 'the matrix' when… More
_kelly .King
Beautiful, atmospheric, pitch-perfect, absorbing, astounding, and every other adjective to assign to greatness that one can fathom. It's what would happen… More
Hogans Hero
I love this film, and the varient of languages and the intensity of the scenes. The director is also clever and makes Tokyo seems like many many years in the… More