The spy parts aren't exciting enough and the funny parts aren't funny enough.
| Original Score: C
Contrived, bland, and unfunny with an awful lead character...
While it lives up to the very definition of 'hit and miss', the parts that hit are very funny.
| Original Score: B-
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Another feeble 007 parody.
| Original Score: D
Straight from Tony Blair, English's next assignment is a suicide mission: to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
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.
| Original Score: 71/100
| Original Score: 1/4
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Dies on screen.
| Original Score: D+
Inept and painfully unfunny.
A poorly executed representative of the over-used spy spoof comedy.
Super predictable - a damn shame. Atkinson deserves the right vehicle but unless you already love him, he cannot transcend this vehicle.
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike Myers has worked this material to death.
| Original Score: 2/4
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).
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.
| Original Score: 5/10
There weren't enough good laughs for me to recommend it to anyone other than the most devoted Beanheads.
Will Jacques Chirac inspire the next round of international spy movie villains?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A funny summer frolic.