Johnny English Reborn
Johnny English Reborn (2011)

In the years since MI7's top spy vanished off the grid, Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Arguably a marginal improvement on its mostly-forgotten predecessor, Johnny English Reborn nonetheless remains mired in broad, tired spy spoofing that wastes Rowan Atkinson's once considerable comedic talent.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A fun, family-friendly comedy that feels like a combination of Austin Powers and Ernest P. Worrell.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

Johnny English Reborn is funny enough to make you laugh and plausible enough, in an exploding-umbrella type of way, to make you care.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Joke after joke falls painfully flat. Stay home and introduce your kids to Mr. Bean, instead.

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

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.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

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Scott Bowles
USA Today

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.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

"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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Lawrie
"Make a sequel to the 2003 film Johnny English" shouted no one ever, and yet, 8 years later Johnny English Reborn arrives. To be fair it is ever so… More
paul sandberg
Let's see if I'm following this all correctly - Johnny English Reborn is a sequel to a spy spoof wherein the antithesis of James Bond makes fun of… More
Bruce Bruce
Britain's beloved spy is back in Oliver Parker's new spy adventure 'Johnny English Reborn'. Needless to say, the film spoofs the spy action… More
Adam Kelly
After years of waiting for a Johnny English sequel, and years of disappointment, "Reborn" finally came along. The atmosphere was right, the ideas spot… More
Manu Gino
A little intelligence goes a long way. Saw it again! Good movie! I had a nice time seeing it. Rowan Atkinson's performance was, of course, brilliant. All… More
Crash Ek
it was better than I expected, and better than the first one, It had lots of funny moments, and Rowan Atkinson was just doing great, I recommend it and really… More