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Code 8 (2019)

A super-powered construction worker falls in with a group of criminals in order to raise the funds to help his ill mother.

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Jeff Chan

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Chris Pare (screenplay by), Jeff Chan (story by)
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Credited cast:
Stephen Amell ... Garrett
Greg Bryk ... Marcus Sutcliffe
Robbie Amell ... Connor Reed
Peter Outerbridge ... Cumbo
Kari Matchett ... Connor's Mother
Laysla De Oliveira ... Maddy
Sung Kang ... Agent Park
Alex Mallari Jr. ... Rainer
Shaun Benson ... Dixon
Aaron Abrams ... Davis
JaNae Armogan ... Hospital Clerk
Elena Khan ... Protester
Glenda Braganza ... Detective
Ho Chow ... Security Guard
Simon Northwood ... Rhino
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In a world where people with "special" abilities are living in poverty, Conner Reed (Robbie Amell) is a powerful young man who is struggling to pay for his ailing mother's medical treatment. To earn money, he joins a lucrative criminal world led by Garrett (Stephen Amell), who works for a drug lord (Greg Bryk).

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Release Date:

13 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Code 8 See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Colony Pictures See more »
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Remake of Code 8 (2016) See more »

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An honest review smh...
13 December 2019 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Firstly, nothing annoys me more than fake 9 and 10/10 reviews. Did the producers think IMDb members wouldn't notice? Didn't they have confidence in their production? And mentioning Arrow does absolutely nothing in promoting this film smh.

Secondly, nothing annoys me more than the above, than the wannabe critics giving this film 1 and 2/10's. Give your heads a shake, and click on my username to see my 1000+ ratings and 700+ reviews, and read my bio on how to properly review a film, and/or read below to learn.

Thirdly, this film. Novice director Jeff Chan and writer Chris Parer were on point with this low budget Indiegogo funded independent B-grade film. It was on the border of a big budget Hollywood production imo. Camera work was that of a seasoned director. Directing his cast seemed effortless. Cinematography was perfect. The screenplay was excellent - can't think of anything I'd change. Pacing was perfect, and the 98 min runtime was just right. The score (which is usually atrocious in most B-grade films) was perfect. Tension, suspense and more importantly, absent when needed.

Casting and performances were excellent and convincing, especially the fellow Canadian Amell brothers. My only complaint was that Greg Bryk was a little too much and unconvincing in some scenes. But everyone else - on point!

I didn't expect much from this film, but it surprised me and I really enjoyed it, and will most likely watch it again with family and friends. It's incredible how you can make such a successful and convincing futuristic sci-fi film with a few drones and a sik robot outfit with such a low budget. Mad props and respect to the producers to name every Indiegogo contributor in the closing credits. It's an honest and well deserving 8/10 from me, and hoping for Code 8 Part 2!


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