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Johnny English Reborn Reviews

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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
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
January 4, 2012
It's really the directing in this film that really fouls it all up.
Tim Martain
The Mercury
September 22, 2011
Not every gag in Johnny English Reborn is predictable, obvious and unfunny. Some of them are established and then ignored completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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.
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
October 6, 2011
Anyone with any intelligence is advised to steer clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
October 7, 2011
After this second assignment, Johnny's licence to thrill has been revoked.
Nell Minow
October 20, 2011
The movie no one much liked has a sequel no one asked for.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
Giles Hardie
September 14, 2011
Rowan Atkinson has just slapped a new coat of paint on the old, simple and somewhat tired James Bond clown-car.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
October 5, 2011
Director Oliver Parker displays a shocking inadequacy at generating even a mild titter from a few moments that had the potential to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 6, 2011
The most exasperating thing about Johnny English Reborn is that it isn't quite as awful as you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
September 21, 2011
A sequel to the underwhelming spy spoof starring Rowan Atkinson, Johnny English Reborn features good ideas which are lazily applied in a comedy that will make you smirk but not laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
September 21, 2011
It struck me with this take on the hapless hero that Johnny English is perhaps taking himself more seriously this time around. There are occasional laughs but the wild silliness is missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
September 14, 2011
Witless, overlong, unfunny and stupid, it's a film so bad it defies understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 15, 2011
Moderately funny if you still laugh at people walking into stuff, falling off stuff, and having their private parts inadvertently collide with stuff. Chillingly unfunny if you don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bill Gibron
October 20, 2011
He is not reborn here so much as he is unnecessarily redundant.
| Original Score: 2/5
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+
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 20, 2011
Slapstick-heavy spoof features dumbed-down humor for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Screen International
January 24, 2012
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