Code 46

Code 46

Code 46

BAFTA-winning filmmaker Michael Winterbottom (The Trip) tells the near-future love story of a passport forger (Samantha Morton) and a family man (Tim Robbins) who cannot help their romantic desires for each other, despite living in a world ruled by a totalitarian government. Considered to be a sci-fi take on 1945 classic Brief Encounter.

2003Rating: MA15+, Sexualised nudity93 minsUK
DramaScience FictionThrillerRomance
Director:
Michael Winterbottom ('The Trip', '24 Hour Party People', 'The Killer Inside Me')
Writer:
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Cast:
Tim RobbinsSamantha MortonNabil ElouahabiOm Puri

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Variety

Variety

An intriguing but only partly successful co-mingling of film noir and sci-fi. The main difficulty is a lack of chemistry between lead actors Tim Robbins and Samantha Morton. Resulting business looks to be soft initially, with ancillary more robust.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

You may soon forget the specifics of the plot, but you'll always remember the world it came from.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The problem with Code 46 is that the movie, filled with ideas and imagination, is murky in its rules and intentions. I cannot say I understand the hows and whys of this future world, nor do I much care, since it's mostly a clever backdrop to a love affair that would easily teleport to many other genres.

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