Code Name: The Cleaner As a spazzy amnesiac who wakes up next to a corpse and a briefcase full of hundreds, Cedric the Entertainer informs Lucy Liu he must… PG-13 PT91M Action/Adventure Comedy Cedric the Entertainer Lucy Liu New Line Cinema
Movie Review

Code Name: The Cleaner

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Code Name: The Cleaner, Cedric the Entertainer, ... | IN THE LINE OF MISFIRE The Cleaner wastes Cedric and Liu
Image credit: Code Name: The Cleaner: Annabel Reyes
IN THE LINE OF MISFIRE The Cleaner wastes Cedric and Liu
EW's GRADE
D

Details Rated: PG-13; Length: 91 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy; With: Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu; Distributor: New Line Cinema

As a spazzy amnesiac who wakes up next to a corpse and a briefcase full of hundreds, Cedric the Entertainer informs Lucy Liu he must be ''some kind of black Rambo.'' ''Okay, Blambo,'' retorts Liu, acing the punchline. It earns a smile. It's also in the trailer, leaving nothing left for a very dumb movie. Get Lucy Liu better roles! And get Cedric a musical so he can dance: He's got a lot of promise as a silent comedian. The way he moves his body in a Dutch clogging number is Code Name: The Cleaner's only signal of hope for the future.

Originally posted Jan 10, 2007 Published in issue #916 Jan 19, 2007 Order article reprints