Code 8

critic Reviews

, 79% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Humorless but unpretentious, the film will play well with those seeking new takes on superhero tropes... while others will resent having a still-viable non-comics genre infected by angsty mutants.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    Essentially a humbler, grungier indie "X-Men" without the same dependence on splashy effects, "Code 8" is a solid genre effort from director Jeff Chan.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    The ideas outpace the action in a movie that's clearly been made with passion and intelligence, but without the kind of zip that this kind of story demands.
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    Martin ThomasDouble Toasted
    Tight for what it was. It's not going to rock your world...but viewers should begrudgingly admit that they had a good time with this. Despite some obvious problems, it's enjoyable.
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    Korey ColemanDouble Toasted
    I saw the effort, even within the cliched crime story...they were actually trying to do something, and I appreciated that.
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    Paul MountStarburst
    [It] isn't perfect... - it's a bit too relentlessly dour and humourless - but it does a remarkable job in bringing a believable alternative world to the screen on the sort of resources that would barely pay for the credit sequence in an X-Men movie
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    Jorge LoserEspinof
    'Code 8' reminds us that ambition and love for the project carry over to what is seen on the screen. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Rob HunterFilm School Rejects
    Think heist movie with off-brand X-Men, and you'll be right on target.
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    Tara McNamaraCommon Sense Media
    Super-power action tale falls short; violence, language.
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    Chelsea SteinerThe Mary Sue
    There is a rich world to explore here, and it seems that the Amells will get the opportunity to delve further into the tales of Lincoln City.
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