Johnny English Reviews

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Nell Minow
Beliefnet
October 20, 2011
The spy parts aren't exciting enough and the funny parts aren't funny enough.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Contrived, bland, and unfunny with an awful lead character...
Bill Clark
FromTheBalcony
June 20, 2005
While it lives up to the very definition of 'hit and miss', the parts that hit are very funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 7, 2004
You won't die laughing in the theater, but the filmmakers aren't asking you to, as they do in the frantic, adolescent comedies that dominate the market. It's a pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 9, 2004
Another feeble 007 parody.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2004
Straight from Tony Blair, English's next assignment is a suicide mission: to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 7, 2004
Belongs on an old-time double bill, where it would satisfy, if only because we'd be into the second movie before we noticed that the first came up a bit short on laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
January 3, 2004
Excruciatingly predictable
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 2, 2004
In spite of some wince-inducing bathroom humor, and jokes you can see coming from a mile away, this turns out be a very funny romp indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
September 13, 2003
Johnny English doesn't work as a spoof of the spy genre, and moreover, as you watch Atkinson at work, you begin to notice how easy this is for him -- too easy, in fact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 8, 2003
Dies on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
August 7, 2003
Inept and painfully unfunny.
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 3, 2003
A poorly executed representative of the over-used spy spoof comedy.
August 1, 2003
Super predictable - a damn shame. Atkinson deserves the right vehicle but unless you already love him, he cannot transcend this vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 31, 2003
Mike Myers has worked this material to death.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 30, 2003
At best a spotty spy spoof with little to say about the genre beyond what Mike Myers already accomplished in 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' (and wrecked in its two dreadful sequels).
| Original Score: 2/4
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
July 27, 2003
While Atkinson thankfully gets to repeat the physical humor of Bean, Johnny English wallows in the gross-out antics of the Austin Powers flicks but has none of their energy or inventiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
July 26, 2003
There weren't enough good laughs for me to recommend it to anyone other than the most devoted Beanheads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
July 25, 2003
Will Jacques Chirac inspire the next round of international spy movie villains?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
July 24, 2003
A funny summer frolic.
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