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Review: Gritty techno-thriller Code 8 is a surprise breakout hit on Netflix


Netflix
Arrow
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Lincoln City
Trust
5 Electric
TK
Vertical Entertainment/
the Ars Orbital Transmission
CNMN Collection WIRED Media Group
Condé Nast


Jennifer Ouellette
Ben Affleck's
Jeff Chan
Robbie Amell
Stephen Amell
Psyke
Connor Reed
Mary
Kari Matchett
Garrett
Marcus Sutcliffe
Greg Bryk
Sung Kang
Davis
Aaron Abrams
Mary Reed
Kyla Kane
Nia
Chris Pare
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the "City of Tomorrow")—at least
Psyke
Lincoln City
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Matchett


Second Industrial Revolution

Positivity     39.00%   
   Negativity   61.00%
The New York Times
SOURCE: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/04/review-gritty-techno-thriller-code-8-is-a-surprise-breakout-hit-on-netflix/
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Summary

Code 8 is a smart, gritty, techno-noir thriller that is equal parts X-Men, District 9, and classic heist movies (Ben Affleck's The Town is probably closest in tone and themes).(Some spoilers below, but no major reveals.)Directed by Jeff Chan, Code 8 began life as a short teaser film of the same name, produced by cousins Robbie Amell (star of the forthcoming Upload) and Stephen Amell (Arrow) in 2016. Meanwhile, the Lincoln City government is debating implementing a new law banning Powers altogether, as a police force reliant on drones, facial recognition, and armed android "Guardians" attempts to stamp out the Psyke trade.That's the big picture, but Code 8 is all about the personal narratives, notably the story of Connor Reed (Robbie Amell), a young Class 5 Electric trying to raise enough money to pay for a life-saving operation for his mother Mary (Kari Matchett), whose brain tumor is causing her to lose control of her cryogenic powers. "Life hits you hard enough, you're gonna start hitting back," he observes in one prescient exchange.Both Amell cousins deliver strong performances, as does much of the cast, especially Matchett as a dying Mary Reed, and Kyla Kane as Nia, a Healer with a Psyke addiction, forced to work for Marcus to pay off her father's debt.

As said here by Jennifer Ouellette