The Code

 (270)6.01 h 43 min2009X-RayR
A veteran thief (Morgan Freeman) recruits a younger crook (Antonio Banderas) to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob.
Mimi Leder
Morgan FreemanAntonio BanderasRobert Forster
English [CC]
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4.1 out of 5 stars

270 global ratings

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JReviewed in the United States on July 11, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
It's like a soup where you have all the right ingredients
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How do I explain this movie.... It's like a soup where you have all the right ingredients, good actors, good acting, suspense, action, romance, but they weren't combined in the right way with the right quantity and balance so it tasted off. Perhaps it lacked depth. Perhaps not enough drama. Either way it wasn't a total waste of time, but you probably won't walk away from this movie very impressed. It will fade quickly out of your memory.
6 people found this helpful
SlogaReviewed in the United States on July 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Code is Mind boggling, with twist and turns of the unexpected
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I can't believe I stumbled upon such a great movie, I've never heard of...if you like capers with twist and turns that boggle your mind. You are in for a treat with this one. Wait for it....wait for it....poof not what you thought was going to happen. Great movie that I've already recommended to friends and family.
4 people found this helpful
BuddyReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
A good movie that could have been really good...
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The Code over all is a good movie, that I think might have been better. I loved the cast, but there was just something missing. I think sometimes if the writing is a bit off, it effects the flow of the movie. I don't know, it is just my opinion. Anyway, that is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. It just seemed like it was just not coming together like it should have for the quality actors that they had. It is a good movie though and don't let this keep you from watching it.
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NoyamReviewed in the United States on July 16, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
not worth the time
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blah, to say the best. i really like the sound of Morgan Freeman's voice, but this much like Hard Rain, i never liked his acting. Antonio Bandaris is exceptional (in his time, he wa a sex pot but not much else, so exceptional for him doesn't really say much) ....the acting is not good. by any means
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Darren HarrisonReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2010
3.0 out of 5 stars
Talent wasted in a forgettable heist movie
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Let me get this right out there - I love heist movies. Those movies that pit individuals against an almost impregnanble vault and which the protagonists must use cunning and expertise to overcome. Whether it be the more modern set such as "Ocean's Eleven," "Mission Impossible," "Entrapment" to the more classic such as the 1960s original "Italian Job" to "11 Harrowhouse" they all manage to weave a clever plan into an entertaining picture.
Why am I giving this movie a mere three starts then? Why, because it just doesn't work. The means of achieving the heist are somewhat pedestrian at best and the protagonists use gedgetry to overcome some of the obstacles in their way. Even the obligatory "surprise" ending (another part of any good heist movie) seems rather forced and muddled.
But we do have Morgan Freeman doing as much as can be expected with the awkward material and Antonio Banderas does a good job also, although it sometimes seems he plays his characters the same way 99 percent of the time. Freeman plays veteran thief Keith Ripley who tags up-and-coming thief Gabriel Martin (played by Banderas) to be his partner in a job to steal two faberge eggs from the vault of a Russian jeweler in New York. However the movie lacks dramatic tension and it's all a rather ho-hum experience. All in all this movie may deserve a rental, but as far as purchasing is concerned - buyer beware.
The Blu-ray features an above average transfer, if nothing to write home about. The detail is rendered in the majority of the scenes, with only a few appearing less distinct and the colors appear natural. The audio track is more troublesome with some dailogue difficult to make out, though rear speakers are used to good effect.
The supplemental package is largely forgettable with a series of interviews that look like they were filmed in a trailer with hideous Audio and Visual quality and a 16 minute behind the scenes feature that is largely fluff.
Worth a rental.
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C. A. LusterReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Code
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Slightly reminiscent of other heists movies or not it is still enjoyable. Morgan Freeman brings an element of believability and fun to anything he touches. Antonio Banderas does a fine job as well as the rogue in love with a Russian girl played by Radha Mitchell. I won't spoil any surprises even though the producers of this genre seem to be creating more of this type surprise ending movie of late. To accuse this movie of being lesser because it uses this theme is unjust. Twists of this sort have been in movies far longer than any in the last twenty years. So be little this one and you be little the others.

A highly experienced thief and assassin, played by Morgan Freeman, takes an unorthodox thief, played by Antonio Banderas, under his wing to do a impossibly tough heist. The target are mysterious Faberge eggs that have rarely been seen. They are housed in a Russian vault with a great deal of high tech and normal security. They are successful in getting the eggs but the ending is somewhat flashbacks of things that gave you clues as to what was really going on, just hard to realize until all is made clear. I found it entertaining and well worth the rental. I even am considering purchasing it. Good quality DVD with standard features. Decent replaybility. If you enjoyed this catch [[ASIN:B000P0I4O4 The Contract]].

CA Luster
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Lord FredReviewed in the United States on January 13, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Both Freeman and Banderas provide good performances in their lead roles as you might well ...
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Certainly a movie of twists and turns, with the con artists conning the con artists and each not knowing what the other is up to. Both Freeman and Banderas provide good performances in their lead roles as you might well expect, with the story line not apparent until the very end.

The Faberge eggs have certainly had their share of people wanting to get hold of them for one reason or another over the years in movies and once again they are the center of the plot in this movie.

I'm glad I purchased the movie, and enjoy the plot and all actors that participated.

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AnastasiaReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
those russians!!!
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the movie was cute if you are in the mood to watch a meaningless entertainment without getting too involved with the plot or characters, its a kind of a movie you have in the background while having drinks or cleaning the house
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