Johnny English Reborn Reviews

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August 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.
February 18, 2012
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 21, 2011
Joke after joke falls painfully flat. Stay home and introduce your kids to Mr. Bean, instead.
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.
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.
October 20, 2011
The movie no one much liked has a sequel no one asked for.
October 20, 2011
After a fast, funny start, the new sequel, "Johnny English Reborn,'' proves to be more of the same.
October 20, 2011
The movie coasts on the charms of its rubber-faced star and its witty, easygoing set pieces.
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.
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."
October 20, 2011
Few in North America have been clamoring for a sequel to Rowan Atkinson's 2003 James Bond spoof Johnny English, but this is another one of those times for us to accept the fact that we are not the world.
October 20, 2011
Despite many groins being pelted throughout, Johnny English Reborn barely functions on the lone level of juvenile absurdity.
October 20, 2011
The problem, maybe, is that English is a character modeled on a concept rather than one built from the inside out, like Mr. Bean.
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.
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.
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.
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