Johnny English Reborn Rowan Atkinson's hapless, Clouseau-esque British spy is recalled from disgrace-hastened retirement to foil the usual dastardly plot in Johnny English Reborn , a belated follow-up… Johnny English Reborn Rowan Atkinson's hapless, Clouseau-esque British spy is recalled from disgrace-hastened retirement to foil the usual dastardly plot in Johnny English Reborn , a belated follow-up… 2011-10-21 PT102M Comedy PG Gillian Anderson Rowan Atkinson Universal Pictures
Movie Review

Johnny English Reborn (2011)

ONE MAN Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English Reborn
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ONE MAN Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English Reborn
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Oct 21, 2011; Length: 102 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, PG; With: Gillian Anderson and Rowan Atkinson; Distributor: Universal Pictures

Rowan Atkinson's hapless, Clouseau-esque British spy is recalled from disgrace-hastened retirement to foil the usual dastardly plot in Johnny English Reborn, a belated follow-up to 2003's Johnny English. The hugely talented Atkinson does his best with the predictable script and is enthusiastically abetted by the likes of Gillian Anderson, Dominic West, and the comedian's onetime Blackadder costar Tim McInnerny. But 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. C+

Originally posted Oct 19, 2011 Published in issue #1178 Oct 28, 2011 Order article reprints
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1. $28.4 2 $117.6 C+
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