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Johnny English Reborn Reviews

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
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
October 21, 2011
At gunpoint I might confess to smiling when English pummeled the Queen of England with a tea tray, but the babysitters for the target audience will know that his best bits are burgled from Austin Powers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 21, 2011
It would seem to appeal mostly to hard-core fans of the "Mr. Bean'' star and children who laugh at the sight of men being repeatedly kicked in the groin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 21, 2011
Joke after joke falls painfully flat. Stay home and introduce your kids to Mr. Bean, instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 20, 2011
The humor isn't as dual-edged as, say, a Pixar comedy. But director Oliver Parker knows his genre well enough to lampoon the mainstays of the spy-flick genre, from impossibly high-tech weapons to foot chases worthy of Olympic medals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2011
The movie feels about 10 minutes too long. Still the laughs, including the big laughs, keep coming right up to the closing seconds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2011
After a fast, funny start, the new sequel, "Johnny English Reborn,'' proves to be more of the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 20, 2011
The movie coasts on the charms of its rubber-faced star and its witty, easygoing set pieces.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2011
All that matters with efforts like this is whether the cookie-cutter plotting serves up enough situations for Atkinson to contort himself into and out of jams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2011
Atkinson has amassed a loyal following who will no doubt support "English" in theaters. But most will leave disappointed, thinking, "Bean there, done that."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 20, 2011
Atkinson gleans a few laughs from the contrast between his lascivious bedroom eyes and spastic physical comedy, but he can only do so much to elevate material this hopelessly mild.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 20, 2011
While Atkinson, with his elastic eyebrows and not-quite-in-on-the-joke gaze, is always a pleasure, the movie feels unnecessary; a way to give some work to a handful of actors while waiting for a real movie to come along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2011
At least he's being honest: Johnny English Reborn makes no attempt to hide Atkinson's shameless thievery, his lack of invention or even his graying hair.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2011
Fans of sophisticated humor may feel empathy with, if not sympathy for, the lead character on those many occasions he is kicked in the nuts.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 19, 2011
Johnny English isn't reborn so much as reheated, and his aim hasn't improved after all these years.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 19, 2011
[An] enjoyable if somewhat wheezy reprise.
October 5, 2011
It's very undemanding, though the enthusiastic granny bashing does provide a quantum of solace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2011
A redundant spy farce sequel that's less of a rebirth than a retread.