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Film Log: Code Name: The Cleaner

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This comedy is really just a vehicle for Cedric the Entertainer, but he’s so gosh darned likeable that it gets away with it. It starts with the unpromising premise of a man waking up in a hotel room with no memory and a dead FBI agent, and from there the wafer-thin plot unfolds in a comfortably predictable way as he tries to figure out who he is and how he got there. Despite featuring Lucy Liu, this is no “Cypher”, but the comedy is eminently enjoyable and the whole thing manages to avoid the many embarassing pitfalls which the setup invites.

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The Golden Bough
The Value of Nothing
The Fire
A Wolf at the Table
Devil Bones

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