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The Code (2008)

Morgan Freeman , Antonio Banderas , Mimi Leder  |  R |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Morgan Freeman, Antonio Banderas, Radha Mitchell
  • Directors: Mimi Leder
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • DVD Release Date: June 23, 2009
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001AR011A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,585 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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While pulling a down-and-dirty jewelry heist on a subway train, Jack (Antonio Banderas) encounters Ripley (Morgan Freeman), a legendary thief who was casing the same job. In spite of Jack's initial reluctance, Ripley manages to rope him into an impossible job: the theft of two priceless Faberge Imperial Eggs from the heavily guarded vault of a New York diamond wholesaler. The stakes rise for Jack and Ripley when Ripley's goddaughter (Radha Mitchell) is kidnapped by the KGB. Staying one step ahead of the NYPD, the FBI, the diamond merchants and the vicious Russian KGB crime boss determined to have the priceless eggs for himself, Jack and Ripley must find a way to pull off the heist and make it out alive.

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41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
The only reason I picked this movie up [as a rental] was because of Morgan Freeman, an actor I've always respected and admired. The fact that Antonio Banderas plays opposite him also intrigued me, and then there's the beautiful Radha Mitchell. So, the idea of these three together in a movie kind of made it an appealing choice, though I have to say I was disappointed with the results.

The movie is a standard heist film - Antonio Banderas plays Gabriel aka Gaby, an armed bandit who encounters Morgan Freeman's character, Ripley whilst pulling off a robbery on a subway train. Ripley sees potential in the relatively younger Gaby and persuades him to join him in a heist at the famous Romanov's Jewelers. The objects of desire are two prized Faberge eggs whose existence have never been officially acknowledged but which Ripley assures Gaby are very much in existence and priceless [well, about 40 million]. Anyway, as Gaby agrees to be Ripley's sidekick, he finds himself falling for Ripley's Russian goddaughter [played by Radha Mitchell]. Things get more complicated when a detective resentful of not being able to convict Ripley for his past heists starts putting the heat on the pair, despite being warned off by the Feds [who are investigating the Russian jewelers]. When Radha Mitchell's character gets kidnapped, Ripley and Gaby are forced to race against time to pull off the heist of a lifetime with some interesting plot twists along the way.

What worked for me - the acting was credible on the whole, despite the unimaginative and at times, implausible plot. There is no genuine chemistry between Freeman and Banderas, and the pairing seems awkward.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HONOR AMONG THIEVES? June 26, 2009
Film stars, like everyone else, need to work to pay their bills. Granted their incomes exceed most peoples and their bills match, but they must still work. Thus it is that we find stars featured in films that get smaller releases than most. The odd thing is that while the film may not get a wide release or go straight to DVD, it doesn't mean it isn't as good if not better than big screen fare. Such is the case with THE CODE.

Morgan Freeman stars as Keith Ripley, a professional burglar who has yet to be caught. While working on his next goal he comes across a young upstart named Gabriel Martin (Antonio Banderas) and recruits him. Ripley has a huge heist planned, the culmination of his long heralded career but he needs a partner.

As the story unfolds we also meet Alexandra (Radha Mitchell), the daughter of Ripley's late best friend. Alexandra has caught the eye of Gabriel, much to the chagrin of Ripley. Feeling a debt of protecting his old friend's daughter, he warns Gabriel to steer clear, which of course Gabriel ignores.

It is because of his old friend that Ripley has set in motion his latest scheme. Ripley's old partner owed a debt to a group of Russian mobsters. With his untimely death, the debt was passed on to Ripley who now has no choice but to follow through with the heist they insist he go through to pay off the debt. And Alexandra is the wedge they are using to force his hand.

Ripley plans to steal two unknown Faberge eggs, jewel encrusted ornaments once owned by the Russian royal family, from the Romanovs, a high class Russian jeweler. The eggs are located in their high tech vault. But this is no ordinary vault. This one is voice and fingerprint activated just to get inside the first set of doors.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a watch, a decent Blu June 19, 2009
There are three popular leads in this that could make it a must-see, but in the end the chemistry only hits the mark with Radha Mitchell. We have a standard heist film with plenty of plot twists (five in the last ten minutes) and suspenseful moments being supplied by Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas. Radha plays the goddaughter of Morgan's world famous thief, Banderas plays the sidekick who falls for her.

Plenty of homages here, even down to the dance scene from Basic Instinct. They put the same shirt on Banderas as Douglas, and a sexier more revealing dress on Mitchell - both grinding to some rave music. A very similar scene from Entrapment but Banderas instead of Zeta-Jones, and the list continues. There are also some mad Russians, ego-driven Federal officers, and rebellious NYPD hot shots filling the supporting ranks. What makes this watchable is wondering where the twists might come in and seeing if they can pull off the impossible heist.

The Blu clarity looks great at times, average in various other indoor scenes. The music makes the 5.1 get utilized the most, and the supplements add a dry logistical feel to the rest. The cast interviews are forgettable and mismanaged, and the documentary gives some generic insight on production. Normally I would rate this similar in stars to the other reviewer, but the entire package makes for an enjoyable evening, filled with memorable scenes and Radha Mitchell finally playing an erotic rated R role.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GUILT IS NOT IN MY VOCABULARY July 9, 2012
This is one of those crime thrillers that screams, "See how clever I am." You know from the mild beginning twists to expect more plot twists. The game I played was "How many twists can you identify?"

Famous art thief Ripley (Morgan Freeman) recruits jewel thief Gabriel Martin (Antonio Banderas) to help him pull an impossible heist. Gabriel falls for Alexandra (Radha Mitchell) a friend of Ripley's. Meanwhile Lt. Weber (Robert Forster) is investigating Ripley, knowing he is going to rob a rich Russian living in NYC.

The film moved quickly and kept me entertained. I enjoyed the acting and the dialouge with its innuendos. It is light enough of a crime thriller for the ladies to enjoy. The characters remind you, "Don't assume anything."

Parental Guide: Brief F-bombs, sex, and nudity, but not excessive. Each in itself might constitute a PG-13 rating but collectively they would get an "R." Was that Banderas' naked butt in that love scene or a body double? I am guessing a double.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
another great movie can,t beat morgan thank you
Published 1 month ago by onedog
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok
Love Morgan Freeman. The plot was flimsy and could not hold my attention....was boring. Probably ok for others. Seemed a remake of old and new stories. Read more
Published 1 month ago by a. parr
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Plot
How could a movie with Morgan Freeman be bad? This film has good acting, some good plot twists, keeps your interest. If you like high tech robberies, you will love this film.
Published 1 month ago by Mike Huculak
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by Bill Miller
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak Code
Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas in yet another formulaic and unmemorable thieves-breaking-into-an-impenetrable-vault caper movie that throws in a slew of double crosses to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Polo Grande
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 3 months ago by Lisbeth Andujar
2.0 out of 5 stars 10 Plus 10 Equals Two
Morgan Freeman is a Hollywood 10. Antonio Banderas is the same. So how did two such gifted actors team to make such a predictably formulaic movie that checked off every lame... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Charles Johnston
5.0 out of 5 stars spellbinding
love this movie from the beginning until the very end. I loved the twists that take place. A movie for all of the family to watch, heat up the pop corn put your feet up with a... Read more
Published 7 months ago by magpies
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hidden Gem
Nothing else to say except, Morgan Freeman turns in another Superb Performance. Antonio Bandaras also blends very well with Mr Freeman. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Gerard Fenn
3.0 out of 5 stars Full of Unpredictable Twists and Turns in the Plot
If you are interested in a heist-story with many unpredictable twists and turns, this is for you.

The characters often engage in smooth talk. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jan Peczkis
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