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Code 46 Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Code 46 lacks the visceral power of "28 Days Later," as well as what might be termed its "gross-out" appeal.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    For at least half the movie, you need a code book a few inches thick to decipher Code 46.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    At times somber, and now and then dangerously close to self-important, Code 46 is nonetheless a smart, mature film that examines who and what we can be to each other, in a world full of invention and change.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Code 46 has a noirish fatalism that renders it a close cousin to ''Blade Runner,'' but Winterbottom's film, shot mostly in the light, uses the theme of memory erasure to peer into the eternal sunshine of tragically altered minds.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 17 and under

Disappointing sci-fi that's too intense for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has very explicit sexual references and situations, including bondage. Characters drink, smoke, use drugs, and use strong language. There are tense scenes of peril and some minor violence.

  • Families can talk about what in today's society inspired this idea of the future.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Tense and scary scenes.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Explicit sexual references and situations.

  • language false5

    Language: Some very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Characters drink, smoke, and take drugs.