Code Name: The Cleaner

Code Name: The Cleaner is a 2007 American action comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Lucy Liu, Cedric the Entertainer, Callum Keith Rennie and Nicollette Sheridan. The film was released by New Line Cinema on January 5, 2007. Upon its release, the film was met with negative reviews by critics, did poorly at the box office. As of 2021, this is Les Mayfield's final directorial effort.

Code Name: The Cleaner
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLes Mayfield
Produced by
Written by
Music byGeorge S. Clinton
CinematographyDavid Franco
Edited byMichael Matzdorff
  • FilmEngine
  • Rat Entertainment
  • Bird and a Bear Entertainment
  • Cleaner Films
Distributed byNew Line Cinema
Release date
  • January 5, 2007 (2007-01-05) (United States)
  • December 7, 2007 (2007-12-07) (United Kingdom)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$20 million
Box office$10,337,477


Jake Rodgers (Cedric the Entertainer) wakes up near a dead body with no recollection of the previous night. Throughout the day, he makes the assumption that he is a secret agent.



The film received overwhelmingly negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 4% based on 84 reviews, with an average rating of 3.16/10. The website's critics consensus reads: "Code Name: The Cleaner is a limp action/comedy flick that alternates between lame, worn-out jokes and cheesy martial arts."[1] Metacritic gave the film a score of 33 out of 100, based on 18 reviews, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[2]

The film managed to gross only $10,337,477 worldwide against a $20,000,000 production budget.[3]

The film received a Razzie nomination for Worst Supporting Actress (Nicollette Sheridan).[4]

Home mediaEdit

Code Name: The Cleaner was released on April 24, 2007[5] and sold 224,724 units translating to revenue of $4,492,233.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  2. ^ "Code Name: The Cleaner Reviews". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
  3. ^ Code Name: The Cleaner at Box Office Mojo
  4. ^ "Razzies honor best of the worst". Variety. Associated Press. January 21, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Code Name: The Cleaner DVD Release Date April 24, 2007". DVDs Release Dates.
  6. ^ "Code Name: The Cleaner – DVD Sales". Retrieved October 26, 2010.

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