Variety - 03/10/2003
"...Enjoyable....It has more pizzazz than the last few Bond adventures..."
Box Office - 05/01/2003
"...[Muniz], with his comfortable assurance and ample charm makes his character of Cody as authentic as the demands of action moviemaking allow..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 03/14/2003
"...It has a lot of skill and energy....It's a well-made movie..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/14/2003
"...The film is studded with energetic action sequences....Director Harald Zwart imposes an easy, flowing style and a unified vision on the material..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2003
"...Harald Zwart opts for a sleek, clean look, which shows off Cody's various gadgets to good effect..."
Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz) is a teenage CIA agent. Undercover at a prep school where he pretends to be a typical student, Cody must seek out classmate Natalie Connors (Hilary Duff), whose Dad is a scientist involved some dangerous business. Equipped with top-end spy gadgetry and excellent training, Cody prepares to take down his adversary. With nods to other spy films and fast-paced action, this children's film will appeal to teens and younger viewers alike.