Agent Cody Banks 2003 PG CC

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(120) IMDb 5/10

To his family and friends, Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) is a typical teen - he loves to skateboard, hates math, and feels like a complete idiot around girls. But Cody's got a secret - he's actually part of a secret teen CIA program.

Starring:
Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff
Runtime:
1 hour, 43 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Action, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Harald Zwart
Starring Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff
Supporting actors Angie Harmon, Keith David, Cynthia Stevenson, Arnold Vosloo, Daniel Roebuck, Ian McShane, Darrell Hammond, Martin Donovan, Marc Shelton, Chris Gauthier, Harry Van Gorkum, Connor Widdows, Eliza Norbury, Justin Kalvari, Saul Kalvari, Andy Thompson, Andrew Johnston, Ben Ratner
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Good kids movie (James Bond for Kids and Teens).
Jerome Simon
Sure, the movie is mostly just fluff and recycled bits from other movies, but it's entertaining enough that you can kind of ignore some of its faults.
Grant McKee
He belongs to a CIA's young-agent program and although CIA spent ten million dollars on the program, they didn't teach him how to talk to girls.
"mira13"

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By P. Steiding on March 16, 2003
I'm sure all of you have seen the trailors on tv for this movie and it makes you want to go see it. It's a very good movie! I took my 9-1/2 year old to see it and the theater was packed! Not only with kids but with a lot of adults (quite a few were without kid!). Parents, if you want a nice, good movie for your kids to see then this is the movie. Lot's of action, special effects but still down to earth and wholesome (none of this raunchy stuff nowadays.).
Cody Banks is your average everyday kid from Seattle, Washington who just happens to have been recruited by the CIA. His assignment is to get close to.....a girl. And from the trailors you can tell that Cody has a hard time talking to girls.
Think of this movie as a cross between James Bond & Spy Kids - it's kind of in the middle so pre-teens & teens will enjoy it. Frankie Muniz and Hilary Duff did an excellent job acting!
If your kids enjoy watching Lizzie McGuire and Malcolm in the Middle and Big Fat Liar then they and you won't be disappointed in this movie! I can't give the plot away or why Cody Banks needs to get close to "the girl" but you'll figure it out and if you see the movie you'll enjoy it. Go out and enjoy it together!
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Alex on March 2, 2003
When I first saw the trailer, I thought "Oh man. Not another kiddy spy movie." I was not a fan of the Spy Kids films and watching them with my little brother was torture. I took him to see this because I love Malcolm In The Middle and Hilary Duff is hot! The movie ended up being very good. I was shocked! The plot is like this. 16 year old Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz from Malcolm In The Middle and Big Fat Liar) was recruited as a C.I.A agent via a summer camp. Now he gets his first mission. To protect the daughter of a scientist (Hilary Duff of Lizzie McGuire and a Hollywood Records recording artist) who has gotten involved with bad guys (one of them is Arnold Vosloo from the Mummy and ABC's Veritas) trying to destroy the world with micro robots that can eat through anything but glass. The only problem is Cody has a problem talking to girls. From the action packed begining to really cool end, everyone will love this movie. The gadgets are awsome and not at all kiddy looking (like another movie about young secret agents that I know of.) It's not a James Bond rip off (like spy kids), the story is (unlike Spy Kids), The action scenes don't look cheesy (like spy kids). About the only thing I didn't like is Cody's annoying little brother. But he's not in it that much!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jerome Simon on March 2, 2003
I saw the Sneak Preview ...and the movie was great. Frankie Muniz and Hilary Duff did great jobs and portrayed their roles well. Good kids movie (James Bond for Kids and Teens). Frankie and Hilarys character both very much differ from the characters on their TV Series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Archie Mercer VINE VOICE on March 30, 2003
I dreaded going to see this movie. I mean, I really dreaded it. I figured it was going to be a Spy Kids wannabe and therefore would be a rip off. Well, I got dragged by my kids (what else is new) and sat through it. I acually came out having enjoyed it.
First of all, this isn't a Spy Kids rip-off. I would classify it more as a "James-Bond-for-the-preteen-crowd" movie. It's been written to be fun, yet somewhat suspenseful (again, if you are a preteen) but never takes itself too seriously. What makes this movie fun for adults is the supporting cast. Let's face it, Frankie Muniz and Hillary Duff basically play their Malcolm and Lizzie characters here. No attempt at stretching their roles. I'm sure that's what the parts were written for them to do. However, Angie Harmon as the "CIA Handler" plays her part well, and is downright a pleasure to look at. You have to wonder, though, how many takes it took of Frankie falling face first onto her cleavage for him to get it right. Ian McShane playes a great evil genus, an of course Arnold Voolos (of "The Mummy" fame) steals just about every scene he's in.
Things in this movie that were not so good: The music was too loud at times, taking your attention away from what was going on up on the screen, The special effects were average, and the plot was kind of silly at times. But what do you expect from a movie for the Disney/Nickelodeon crowd.
So, overall, this movie is enjoyable. It's not something I would watch again (although my kids would, even my 15 year old). I would recommend it as a good family film
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Andrew on March 15, 2003
I am a parent who took his kids. I thought it was very entertaining, with an excellent premise to the story. This is more in the flavor of a comedy-drama bond film and not the total fantasy of a Spy Kids.
More importantly, my kids and the others in the audience really enjoyed it. Based on audience reactions, I think the most popular age group will be 7-14. It is very well cast and performed (except Hillary Duff who has very few lines in the movie and manages to be Lizzy all over again); Frankie Muniz does an excellent job. Script is excellent. The inevitable sexual references are tasteful and kept to a minimum. No graphic violence or language. No really gross or off-color jokes. Only one visually disturbing moment at the end where the camera cuts to a few seconds of the villian's gruesome death. Frankie Muniz character has positive values. The CIA is shown in a very positive light (no liberal political correctness, thank you very much).
Overall a great family movie!
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