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Johnny English Reborn Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 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.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A fun, family-friendly comedy that feels like a combination of Austin Powers and Ernest P. Worrell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Will Leitch
June 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Beck
September 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 19, 2012
Austin Powers, this is not, and I suppose that's what most people would have been expecting when they saw it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
January 4, 2012
It's really the directing in this film that really fouls it all up.
Roger Tennis
November 4, 2011
With a nod to Mr. Bean, Johnny English Reborn delivers comedy in any language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 22, 2011
The under-12s in the theater seemed to enjoy it immensely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
October 22, 2011
He's priceless, no matter how many Mr. Bean episodes he's made.
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
October 21, 2011
To be fair, it's a shade better than the dreary movie that preceded it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail
October 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
October 21, 2011
Other than being family-friendly, Johnny English Reborn has only a handful of chuckles to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
October 21, 2011
Reborn is more of a spiritual title. Everything else in this silly but draggy comedy is pure rehash.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
October 21, 2011
While I wouldn't recommend paying full admission price, you could do worse flipping past it on a rainy Saturday afternoon at home while looking for family entertainment. (Movie Review for Parents also available)
Dave White
October 21, 2011
Just a reasonably steady stream of closed-mouth chuckles over comic incidents designed for that laziest little compartment of your brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Grae Drake
October 21, 2011
Especially considering the meandering storylines of today's uninspired remakes and sequels, this movie is keenly focused on what it's trying to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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