Johnny English Reborn
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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 life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 39%

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"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."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"A fun, family-friendly comedy that feels like a combination of Austin Powers and Ernest P. Worrell."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"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."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"With a nod to Mr. Bean, Johnny English Reborn delivers comedy in any language."
‑ Roger Tennis,
"Johnny English Reborn is funny enough to make you laugh and plausible enough, in an exploding-umbrella type of way, to make you care."
‑ Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail
"Joke after joke falls painfully flat. Stay home and introduce your kids to Mr. Bean, instead."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Austin Powers, this is not, and I suppose that's what most people would have been expecting when they saw it."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"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."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"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."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Scott Bowles, USA Today
""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."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"It's really the directing in this film that really fouls it all up."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies
"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."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
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