Code 46

2003

Action / Drama / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller

3
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 51%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 59%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 19045

Synopsis


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Cast

Essie Davis as Doctor
Samantha Morton as Maria Gonzales
Tim Robbins as William Geld
Archie Panjabi as Check In
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English
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1hr 33 min
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English
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1hr 33 min
P/S 2 / 7

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by fraser-simons 9 / 10

Beautiful and eery Cyberpunk Romance

Holy moly did I ever love this movie. Right after watching it I gave it a 10 on IMDb and bought the soundtrack. Which, strangely has a pretty low ranking despite a whole whack of glowing reviews with similar feelings to my own. To say I was pleasantly surprised would be a massive understatement.

In the future everything is controlled by the governments and corporations, pretty familiar so far, right? We are told right away over a series of shots that seem like it's no the future at all, but right now. That, people with genetic compatibility is prohibited. We aren't told the repercussions but we know this is a big no no. Anything above 25% if I remember correctly is not a thing that is tolerated in this society. And then, it's kind of never brought up again.

William Geld (Tim Robbins) goes to Shanghai to try and solve a problem for a corporation. Some "papeles" have been flagged with people who have fake IDs. Basically, these papeles are issued by the totalitarian are what allow people to travel to other places, and keep people outside of the cities in shanties out of the cities.

William meets a woman named Maria while investigating and a really unique and interesting love story happens. I don't want to give much away but what follows is super compelling. The soundtrack is fantastic, the acting, cinematography, and script is just fantastic.

The world is interesting and compelling over time. At first, everything doesn't seem like it's the future at all, and then slowly we are introduced to future tech and cultural things that make it clear that we are not in in the present.

My favorite thing was that it seems as though everyone in this world has a short hand that mixes a bunch of different languages. They apologize and refer to boys and girls in Spanish in Shanghai, a young boy speaks french to his father in Seattle, some Chinese words are mixed throughout.

Another thing is the concept of consensual viruses that alter people's minds. Code 46 infects everyone and forces them to do something specific, the main character has an empathy virus he uses to immediately discern things about people so long as they offer up something personal about themselves. It's a super neat concept.

Reviewed by dlschuch 10 / 10

Kristin Scott Thomas

Kristin Scott Thomas did not play William's wife. as a matter of fact, she wasn't even in the film. this film is definitely one of my all time favorite movies. i don't know how many times i have seen it, but i still find new things. Samantha Morton always delivers. this movie is something to pay attention to because we are heading down this road. however, genetic testing could be done to make certain that even if they were related, they did not carry the genes that would cause defects. there is a Jewish tribe that has a lineage of inbreeding and except for TA Sachs's the children are of superior health and intelligence. the only time incest of this nature (where neither person actually knew each other prior to the 'coupling) is an issue is where introducing one set of genes from one parent would not cause problems but if both have the defect then yes, it would be advisable to not let the intimacy occur.

Reviewed by Harold Boss 1 / 10

abysmal storyline

It's amazing that none of the cast or crew noticed that they were using a primitive first draft instead of a polished story. Somehow they made a whole movie without noticing how weak the story was. There were a few good ideas but the whole thing needed to be reworked several times over until it became half-way presentable.

The background society doesn't feel plausible enough. Astonishing things happen in this dystopian world and there isn't much rhyme or reason to it.

How does the empathy virus work? It seems to give him telepathic powers. How can there be an counter-empathy-virus-virus? It feels more like magic than science fiction. In science fiction there needs to be some attempt at explaining the purpose or function of the new technology.

If there are really so many clones in the world that there are entire government departments designed to prevent incest, then how come nobody in the movie looks the same? Did I miss something? Also why would they knowingly populate the world with clones and not realize that incest was going to be a problem?

Why does he seem to allow Maria to make the somnambulistic phone call? Why does he casually rush into an affair with this woman? If it is supposed to be intense attraction why are the actors so nonplussed about it all?

Also the relationship is creepy. The story would work with star-crossed lovers of similar age and prospects. But the William character is older, more powerful and already married. It feels like he is taking advantage of her. It's not clear why she would fall for him.

I could go on and on but there are really too many inexplicable things in this story to point out. Basically my critique is WHY? do things happen the way they do in this world - there doesn't seem to be any reason for the government to pursue these bizarre policies.

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