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Parents' Guide to

Code Name Banshee

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Lots of guns, violence in female-driven action movie.

Movie NR 2022 93 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Action packed and blood soaked. My kind of movie

Action packed and blood soaked. My kind of movie 🎬

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While it's great to see King confident in a straight-up warrior role, there's so little actually going on in this flat action movie that it feels like the warmup act for a much better movie. King is the best thing in Code Name Banshee, as she demonstrates in a cool scene in which she's in an elevator, trapped by four armed henchmen on either side of the door. She drops to the floor, on her back, and with two quick motions, dispatches all of them. Some of the quiet scenes between her, Banderas, and Davis are also somewhat touching. But quiet scenes are rare in this one. It's all about the shootouts: shootout after shootout after shootout.

Aside from that, the movie has many useless flashbacks to Caleb and Banshee's father's failed mission. But even looking at the same footage again and again offers little illumination; none of it matters in the long run. And Flanagan's over-the-top performance as Greene is flat-out annoying, as he spouts creaky old lines like "well, well, well!" and "little pigs! Little pigs!" in a threatening Scottish accent. As the movie winds down after its final showdown, you may realize that the real story here is the two daughters, Banshee and Hailey, now teaming up and becoming a new force to be reckoned with. But that's just where Code Name Banshee ends. It's too bad no one seemed to have seen their potential.

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