Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Code 8 (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Code 8 started life as a short film, eventually making its way to Netflix in the UK via a super successful Indiegogo campaign and a lot hard graft by the Amell brothers.  Was its worth it?  In a word: yes.  Whilst Code 8 never really feels more than a very slick pilot for a HBO TV show you want to see, it’s never less that good fun as it taking elements from the DC TV shows the Amell’s have featured in (Flash! Arrow!), a few sci-fi films they’ve watched along the way and a whole dose of well produced Canadian action.  Look don’t expect Code 8 to break any new ground but what it does it does well and leaves you wanting more.

Best Bit: The heist 

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: ARQ, Monsters, Cube, The Flash, Arrow

7 out of 10 stars



Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...