Agent Cody Banks 2 2004

Critics score:
13 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press: Director Kevin Allen offers a lot more gadgets in Cody 2, but surprisingly little in the way of memorable action. Read more

Allison Benedikt, Chicago Tribune: Malcolm loyalists are too sophisticated for this simple script, and fans of the spy genre have so many better options. Read more

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times: Kids may well find the film diverting, but there's just not a lot of creativity or energy here. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: ... tedious, forgettable and wholly unnecessary. Read more

Janice Page, Boston Globe: No matter how adorable you think Muniz is, it's becoming increasingly hard to buy him as a socially inept teenager/spy. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: As ingenious and lively as the original film. Read more

Houston Chronicle: Read more

Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly: There's just too much spy in young Cody, and too little kid. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: After 90 minutes of diligently searching the premises of ACB2, no evidence of mass entertainment can be found. Read more

Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News: So, will your kids like this same old song with British scenery? Possibly, if they liked the last one, but a little less-so. Read more

Jon Strickland, L.A. Weekly: The first Cody Banks worked by playing on the immense gap between secret-agent sophistication and hormonal teenage awkwardness; volume 2 never finds a similar conceit to milk. Read more

Jan Stuart, Newsday: A nonsuspenseful and painfully unfunny series of comic stunts that try to have sport with the image of the garrulous American abroad. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: With lots of cool gadgets, plenty of silliness and a clever concept guaranteed to appeal to preteens, this should be an unflagging, high-octane romp. Read more

Dave Kehr, New York Times: The subversive humor that occasionally brightened Agent Cody Banks is absent from this sophomore effort. Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel: Even by kiddie-flick standards, this one, directed by Kevin Allen, is astonishingly lame. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Apart from funny supporting work by the inventor of the Mind Control and the guy in the 'Q' role, the movie is pretty routine. Read more

Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle: The same young teens who cozied up to the first picture will probably enjoy the sequel, but it won't win many new fans. Read more

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Read more

Susan Walker, Toronto Star: Here's just about everything a 6-year-old spy would hope to find in a kiddie-espionage flick, with just a twinge of romance, but nothing serious to interrupt Cody's undoubtedly continuing career. Read more

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Claudia Puig, USA Today: Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London is simply not worth the trip. Read more

Scott Foundas, Variety: Muniz's considerable charm keeps things moving along briskly, and there's more than enough here to keep pic's target audience engaged. Read more

Ben Kenigsberg, Village Voice: Really pretty hateful, shooting for the bulk of its laughs at the expense of those wacky foreign kids and the endlessly humiliated Anthony Anderson. Read more