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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
PG
Cast
Cedric The Entertainer
Lucy Liu
Nicollette Sheridan.
Directors
Les Mayfield.
Screenwriters
Running Time
91 minutes

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Code Name: The Cleaner
You can't clean up this mess...


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Plot
Jake (Cedric the Entertainer) is a seemingly regular guy who, after suffering a knock to the head, becomes convinced he is an undercover agent.


Review
Code Name: The Cleaner
It is difficult to fathom what the director and writers were thinking when they embarked on the treacherous road to this catastrophe of a spy comedy.

If they aimed to send up the Bourne trilogy’s amnesia-based plot, the team have failed miserably. If they set out to make a jolly crime caper with a larger-than-life central character, they once again have missed the mark - with heinous imprecision.

Laughs, it seems, are considered completely irrelevant throughout, Cedric The Entertainer as the titular Cleaner is consistently unfunny and the likes of Lucy Liu and Nicollette Sheridan can’t do anything to stop the rot.


Verdict
A prime candidate for Worst Movie Of 2007.


Reviewed by Ross Bennett

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