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  • Starring: ,
  • 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)
  • Director: Harald Zwart
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Thriller, Comedy, Romance, Crime, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 102 min
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  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. While Duff is fairly flavorless, Muniz proves that four seasons of "Malcolm" have made him a pro at navigating surreal silliness. Even when the script fails him, his well-honed instincts save the day.
  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. It's going to be a hit with libidinous boys, and their parents could do worse (see first review) than to watch the lavish, James Bondish gadgetry and cheerful anarchy of an action-adventure that's been made with all the finesse it needs, though not a jot more.
  5. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    The young stars have considerable natural chemistry and do their best to make the rehashed material approachable and entertaining while maintaining their kid-friendly images.
  6. This movie is so wearying in its mediocrity, the inappropriate Ronica almost registers as dramatic relief.
  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
    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
    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
    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
    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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