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Code 46 has a noirish fatalism that renders it a close cousin to ''Blade Runner,'' but Winterbottom's film, shot mostly in the light, uses the theme of memory erasure to peer into the eternal sunshine of tragically altered minds.
Christian Science Monitor
Not always compellingly made, but intelligent and perhaps prophetic.
If the movie is finally something of a failure as a romance, it's rarely less than a triumph of soulful imagination.
The Hollywood Reporter
Code 46 lacks the visceral power of "28 Days Later," as well as what might be termed its "gross-out" appeal.
An intriguing but only partly successful co-mingling of film noir and sci-fi.
Late in the day, Code 46 bursts its chemical chains to become a convincingly irrational love story.
I won't spoil the ending, but if Code 46 is to be believed, women will have it even worse in the years to come.
New York Magazine (Vulture)
Their doomy romance is supposed to be fated, but it just seems sloggy, certainly not the stuff of myth. A good comedy could be made from this same premise.
What doesn't spark is the love story. Morton still seems soggy from her "Minority Report" role as a drenched pre-cog. Who wants romance in a future where glum is the word?
Code 46 is like "Solaris" without the psychological depth and strong acting. The movie is flat, boring, pointless, and nonsensical.
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