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Mixed or average reviews- based on 59 Ratings

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  • Summary: Cody Banks (Muniz) seems like a typical teenager - he loves skateboarding, hates math, his mom drives him crazy, and he feels like a complete idiot around girls. But Cody has a really big secret even his family and best friends don't know: he's actually an elite undercover agent for the CIA. (MGM)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. A clever and lively action-adventure with a warm sense of humor and smart dialogue that allows for an affectionate and fleet-footed satire of the classic elements of the Bond franchise.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Cole
    63
    Of course, none of the film's geopolitical subterfuge will matter a whit to Agent Cody Banks's audience: adolescent boys in need of a surrogate hero. They will respond enthusiastically to this boisterous, well-carpentered kiddy-flick.
  3. 60
    Unfortunately, two separate screenwriting teams...send Cody away from kid-resonant environs and off to exotic locales, culminating in an overproduced mountain-lair finale.
  4. 50
    This Frankenfilm comes lumbering out of the laboratory of the Danish director Harald Zwart, any trace of personality surgically removed and replaced by a fully road-tested cliché.
  5. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    50
    With her low voice, jumpsuits, cleavage and Segway, Miles (Harmon) is all satire all the time, and we love her for that.
  6. 30
    If you only live twice, spend both lifetimes avoiding it.
  7. Cody Banks would probably be appropriate for the 13-and-older crowd, but it’s far too dopey for teenage sophisticates.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. JohnJ.
    Jun 30, 2006
    10
    I think that Agent Cody Banks is the best move ever. He does the collest things i could ever amagen. Your the Best Cody Banks.
  2. ShelleyN.
    Jul 20, 2006
    7
    I am definatly not going to say this was the best movie ever because it wasnt by any circumstance but it kept me entertained and i love I am definatly not going to say this was the best movie ever because it wasnt by any circumstance but it kept me entertained and i love Frankie muniz he is just so cute! Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2013
    4
    Suffering from a rushed through screenplay and a kooky feel to it, this movie is like a kid who had to much caffeine: unpredictable,Suffering from a rushed through screenplay and a kooky feel to it, this movie is like a kid who had to much caffeine: unpredictable, unsettling, and clumsy. Expand
  4. Nov 18, 2012
    2
    It's miserable to watch if you're over 8 years old. Family movies can either be magical, or insufferable. Cody Banks is the latter.

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