Reviews

Sep 13, 2020
An unnecessary sequel to a mostly forgettable film.
Dec 1, 2018
If the troubled Bond franchise needs inspiration on how to reinvent itself, it could do worse than to look to Johnny English Reborn. The secret is not to take it so seriously.
Aug 24, 2018
Johnny English Reborn is amusing in parts and arguably better than the original, but ultimately it is a throwaway giggle for kids and indulgent parents.
Sep 28, 2017
Half-assed spoofs like this just don't work and come off as rather lazy and lame.
Oct 7, 2015
It's banal to the point that kids at the film's New York press screening were apparently bored out of their minds.
Jun 30, 2013
A fun, family-friendly comedy that feels like a combination of Austin Powers and Ernest P. Worrell.
Jun 22, 2013
This is not the highest level of comedy, or even the highest level of effort from everyone involved, but at least they get out of the way and let the man work.
Dec 30, 2012
"English Reborn" isn't terrible and is certainly seriously harmless...But it does remind one of the glorious past and the potential Atkinson never realized in his movies, even the hit ones.
Sep 19, 2012
What the film really needed was an injection of comedy that plays to Atkinson's strengths. He's a funny guy, but this material just isn't worthy of him.
Mar 19, 2012
Austin Powers, this is not, and I suppose that's what most people would have been expecting when they saw it.
Feb 18, 2012
Jan 4, 2012
It's really the directing in this film that really fouls it all up.
Nov 4, 2011
With a nod to Mr. Bean, Johnny English Reborn delivers comedy in any language.
Oct 25, 2011
If you like Rowan Atkinson you will like the movie; if you don't then you won't. I am in the anti-Atkinson camp.
Oct 23, 2011
Atkinson revives the comic secret agent that he first introduced in a series of TV ads in the UK, but this thin script gives him nothing remotely like a rebirth.
Oct 22, 2011
It does contain almost enough laughs to make it worth the ticket price. Falling a tad short, I would suggest adding it to the Netflix queue instead.
Oct 22, 2011
The under-12s in the theater seemed to enjoy it immensely.
Oct 22, 2011
He's priceless, no matter how many Mr. Bean episodes he's made.
Oct 21, 2011
To be fair, it's a shade better than the dreary movie that preceded it.
Oct 21, 2011
Johnny English Reborn is funny enough to make you laugh and plausible enough, in an exploding-umbrella type of way, to make you care.