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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
Robbie Amell ... Connor Reed
Kari Matchett ... Connor's Mother
Laysla De Oliveira ... Maddy
Greg Bryk ... Marcus Sutcliffe
Sung Kang ... Agent Park
Peter Outerbridge ... Cumbo
Shaun Benson ... Dixon
Karissa Strain ... Stripper
Aaron Abrams ... Davis
Natalie Lisinska ... Olivia
Kyla Kane ... Nia
Alex Mallari Jr. ... Rainer
Martin Roach ... Captain Milltown
Sarah Hödlmoser ... Copperhead (as Sarah Hoedlmoser)
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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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Code 8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Good-looking, Tight and Entertaining Genre Effort
13 December 2019 | by TwistedContentSee all my reviews

"Code 8" is quite the indie success, it was heavily crowd-funded (2.1 million in kickstarter) and it seems to me no backer was let down. While presenting a story consisting of rather familiar arcs and themes, it's still packed tightly and driven forward by decent characters, good acting & well done special FX. It reminded me of the very recent indie feature "Freaks" - both of these movies deal with the x-men-esque story about humans with abilities & their trials and tribulations in the common world. Both movies are solid.

"Code 8" is a tale about Connor Reed (Robbie Amell), a man with certain abilities, living in a world where people like him are being suppressed. The desperation created by the circumstances around him drive him to risk his life and safety to make money, and so the many endeavours ensue. As I previously mentioned, the story is built of arcs and themes which are routine enough, but "Code 8" has a lot to compensate with. For starters, the (also familiar) characters are delivered by a cast of great actors, including the Amell cousins, Greg Byrk as the villain, Sunk Kang - whom I hadn't seen for a long time, and a likely overlooked performance by Kyla Kane. The most valued possession of "Code 8" is probably the special FX, cinematography and production design. For a movie of this budget it looks admirably awesome, the style is on-point and contained, no overkills, no on-the-noise cheap frames or visual solutions, might as well be a big-screen flick. Sound design's up there as well.

"Code 8" is like a humbler, more focused indie "X-men", a solid directional effort in the sci-fi genre that's not by any means flawless, but delivers most of what it promises. Personally, the one thing I disliked the most was the too conventional type of ending, a more extra ordinary last note would've been nice. I recommend "Code 8" to all the sci-fi lovers out there. My rating: 7/10.


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