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Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London

Kevin Allen (2003)

95min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Family features don't come much more clich├ęd than this limp junior spy caper sequel. Relocating the action to London, director Kevin Allen delivers a picture-postcard vision of Britain that's so hackneyed it will set adults' teeth on edge. Malcolm in the Middle's Frankie Muniz returns as the teen CIA operative, this time posing as a gifted pupil at an exclusive music school to track down a mind-control gadget stolen by rogue agent Keith Allen (Kevin's brother). With few dramatic visual diversions and a weak script littered with low-level humour, the film feels like a cheap and rushed cash-in, with little evidence of the original's charm and smartness. From Paul Kaye's eccentric inventor to Mark Williams's overly officious police inspector, there's not a stereotype left unused, while the unrealistic United Nations-style caricatures of Muniz's fellow music students border on the offensive. Still, pre-teens may enjoy a few giggles, and the chirpy presence of ex-S Club star Hannah Spearritt as Cody's Scotland Yard counterpart should also attract youngsters' interest.

Summary

The teenage super-spy braves the perils of an exclusive British boarding school, where he is forced to go undercover in a bid to track down a double-agent and locate an experimental mind-control device. Family comedy adventure sequel, starring Frankie Muniz, Hannah Spearitt, Anthony Anderson and Anna Chancellor.

Cast & Crew

Cody Banks Frankie Muniz
Derek Anthony Anderson
Emily Hannah Spearritt
Diaz Keith Allen
Mrs Banks Cynthia Stevenson
Mr Banks Daniel Roebuck
Jo Kenworth Anna Chancellor
Lord Kenworth James Faulkner
Trival David Kelly
Neville Paul Kaye
Inspector Crescent Mark Williams
CIA director Keith David
Gordon James Dreyfus
Director Kevin Allen
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Some violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 26 Mar 2004

Comedy Drama

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