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Johnny English Reviews

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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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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 18, 2003
Johnny English plays like a tired exercise, a spy spoof with no burning desire to be that, or anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 17, 2003
Johnny English is a tamer Austin Powers crossed with Get Smart, with very little in the way of effective humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 20, 2003
The spy parts aren't exciting enough and the funny parts aren't funny enough, but the overall effect is mildly amusing.
| Original Score: C
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
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 18, 2003
Even several of Atkinson's falling-flat gags fall flat.
| Original Score: 2/4
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
July 20, 2003
Unless you have an incurable case of Anglophilia, save your hard-earned moneypenny for the DVD rental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 21, 2003
[A] completely unnecessary and nearly chuckle-free spy movie spoof ...
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 16, 2003
Well, I guess this proves that Americans aren't the only ones apt to characterize the French as obnoxious, power-hungry fops.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 13, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 15, 2003
If not for the similar Austin Powers movies, maybe a lot of what's in this film would have played better, and fresher. But as it stands, it looks old hat.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
July 20, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 21, 2003
Every possible laugh was wrung out of this idea several decades ago, then the Austin Powers movies drove them deep into the ground. Now Atkinson comes along to do it all again, as if no one ever had.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 18, 2003
Rowan Atkinson is a gifted comedian. Too bad Johnny English isn't more befitting his significant talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Contrived, bland, and unfunny with an awful lead character...
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 17, 2003
The good jokes are so infrequent Johnny English could be retitled You Only Laugh Twice.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
July 24, 2003
To use the movie's lingo, it's a cockup, not a crack-up.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
July 19, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
July 21, 2003
Unless you are a big fan of Bean, you will not like this film.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 8, 2003
Dies on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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