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CODE NAME: THE CLEANER – George S. Clinton

January 5, 2007 Leave a comment

Original Review by Clark Douglas

“Code Name: The Cleaner” is a silly, potentially entertaining little comedy that doesn’t work because it does the last thing any silly, potentially entertaining little comedy should do… it takes itself far too seriously.

Let me explain.  A man wakes up in bed next to a dead (fully-clothed) FBI Agent.  The man can’t remember anything, and has a head wound.  There’s a case with $250,000 in it on the bed.  And wouldn’t you know it, there’s apparently some people who want this man to be dead, too.  Now, this man I speak of is played by Cedric the Entertainer, one of the most likable comedians in the business.  It’s been hard for me to pinpoint why I enjoy watching Cedric’s performances so very much, but seeing this film, I think I’ve got it: Cedric brings an infectious enthusiasm to every part he plays, even when the part is mundane and typical. Read more…