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Johnny English Reviews

August 7, 2003
Inept and painfully unfunny.
July 31, 2003
Mike Myers has worked this material to death.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2003
There weren't enough good laughs for me to recommend it to anyone other than the most devoted Beanheads.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2003
A funny summer frolic.
July 21, 2003
[A] completely unnecessary and nearly chuckle-free spy movie spoof ...
July 19, 2003
So much of Johnny English should be funnier than it is.
July 18, 2003
Innocuous, if dumb, fun.
July 18, 2003
A hugely redundant spy spoof.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 18, 2003
Johnny English may well be too specifically British, and too slight, to connect strongly with audiences, but it's a pleasant enough diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2003
The spy-spoof genre is old hat ... but Atkinson is such an inventive, endearing clown that one doesn't mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2003
A slight tee-hee of a comedy that, like a bargain wine, induces a wince on first sip but finishes well.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2003
It's all safe, predictable stuff -- so predictable that the only people who won't have things figured out 10 minutes into the film are those who left after five.
July 18, 2003
Johnny English, despite its contemporary-sounding anti-French cracks, could easily have been made 20 years ago. Might have seemed better, and more fresh, if it had.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 18, 2003
The best feature based on a TV commercial I've seen all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2003
There's a lot of entertainment, especially for families, in Johnny English.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 18, 2003
If Johnny English doesn't rollick with laughs it at least generally frolics with good-natured fun.
Read More | Original Score: C+
July 18, 2003
Atkinson carries out his spy-spoof mission with candor and grace, or as much grace as a man can maintain while satirizing the Trainspotting climb up through a soiled potty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
July 18, 2003
Johnny English is silly enough, but why can't this clever man make a clever movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 18, 2003
Johnny English won't leave you shaken or stirred; it's simply quite likable, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2003
Rowan Atkinson is a gifted comedian. Too bad Johnny English isn't more befitting his significant talents.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2003
[Atkinson] is like a sketch-comedy troupe rolled into one body.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2003
A surprisingly gentle, old-fashioned comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 18, 2003
A comic actor of genius who raises silliness to an art form, the wonderfully expressive Atkinson makes excellent use of those devastating looks in the spy spoof Johnny English.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2003
The wildly successful Austin Powers films are a hard act to follow, and Johnny English feels like a Johnny -come-lately to the same silly party.
Read More | Original Score: C
July 17, 2003
Johnny English will delight those who arrive already convinced that they'll laugh uproariously at every slapstick gag and every misused word. But it won't convince the rest of us.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 17, 2003
[A] lazily ingratiating spy spoof.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 17, 2003
A tedium torture test produced with little money and less comic know-how.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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
July 17, 2003
Delightfully daft.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 17, 2003
So abominably blah that you'll fall asleep in your popcorn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 15, 2003
Smug with timely zingers like 'The only thing the French should be allowed to host is an invasion,' the movie's recommended strictly for Bush advisers.
April 15, 2003
There are few real belly laughs in Johnny English, but there is enough humor to keep an audience smiling for almost 90 minutes.
April 15, 2003
An extremely silly but effective enough romp for family auds.