Johnny English (2003)



Critic Consensus: A tame spy spoof that elicits infrequent chuckles.

Movie Info

When her majesty's crown jewels are stolen by a conniving Frenchman, who also plans to steal the queen's throne, spy Johnny English, a bit unseasoned but intensely enthusiastic, is thrown onto the case. Fast cars, high tech gadgets, top secret info--Johnny can hardly believe it. He may be in over his head, but his courage and dedication are unmatched--especially after he meets double agent Lorna Campbell and discovers that falling in love makes saving the nation even more exciting.

Rating: PG (for comic nudity, some crude humor and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Robert Wade, William Davies, Neil Purvis, Neal Purvis
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On DVD: Jan 13, 2004
Box Office: $28.0M
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Critic Reviews for Johnny English

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (37)

Inept and painfully unfunny.

Full Review… | August 7, 2003
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

Mike Myers has worked this material to death.

July 31, 2003
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

There weren't enough good laughs for me to recommend it to anyone other than the most devoted Beanheads.

Full Review… | July 26, 2003
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A funny summer frolic.

Full Review… | July 24, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The spy parts aren't exciting enough and the funny parts aren't funny enough.

Full Review… | October 20, 2011

Contrived, bland, and unfunny with an awful lead character...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Johnny English

Johnny English is a horrible attempt at doing yet another parody of James Bond. The genre had been parodied with the superior Austin Powers, but it seems like they needed yet another spoof flick to make a bit more money. This film fails at delivering effective laughs. Rowan Atkinson is tiresome and boring here, and you can see the career of a once great comedian fall apart on-screen. Atkinson has created one of comedies greatest characters with Mr. Bean. However with this film, he delivers a painfully unfunny performance that doesn't cut it. This is a pointless film, and if you're looking for the spy film parody, watch the Austin Powers films instead. Rowan Atkinson is wasted here, and he has displayed better comedic performances in the past. This film is simply a misfire. I really didn't enjoy the film, as I felt that the joke were predictable, and overdone. This film was a letdown, and I expected better from Rowan Atkinson. Essentially this is Mr. Bean as a spy, and nothing more. Johnny English could have been good, but it suffers from a poor script, and poor acting. This comedy isn't funny, and there are more bad things with it than good. Rowan Atkinson has done better in the past, but with this one he misses the mark big time. Watch Austin Powers instead. Johnny English is a case of it's been done before, and better too.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

OMFG Rowan Atkinson is awesome in this role, he was clearly born to play this role!
Its hilarious and thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable with a great cast and a great story and awesome movie!
Reallyu worth a wtach!!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

Spoof spy movie. Rowan is an inept spy who causes havoc wherever he goes. John is the bad guy who steals the crown jewels and wants to become King of England.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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