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Rated PG · 102 minutes · 2011

Action, Comedy
It isn’t good, and it isn’t particularly smart, but Johnny English Reborn is amiable enough, and it is a slight improvement over the first flick in the spy-spoof series from 2003—not that that’s saying much. Rowan Atkinson portrays English, a British secret agent who stumblebums his way to last-minute, world-saving victories over madmen of all stripes. When James Bond was a joke character—or at least before the dark Daniel Craig reinvention—there was room for this kind of spoof. But these days, a character pointing out how outdated the pun-ridden, gadget-heavy Bond universe is seems outdated itself. For this adventure, English is tracking down a band of rogue intelligence agents who are looking to assassinate the premier of China. Funny premise, right? There are two sequences that get genuine laughs, but that’s not exactly worth your $10.


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Official Site: johnnyenglishreborn.com/#
Director: Oliver Parker
Producer: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Chris Clark, Rowan Atkinson, Liza Chasin, William Davies and Debra Hayward
Cast: Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Kaluuya, Richard Schiff, Tim McInnerney, Burn Gorman, Pik-Sen Lim, Mark Ivanir, Togo Igawa, Christina Chong, Joséphine de La Baume, Stephen Moore, Lobo Chan, Williams Belle and Janet Whiteside

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Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Three Musketeers, Paranormal Activity 3, The Future and other film events around town. 10/20/2011
Portland Mercury This Is a Test Johnny English Reborn: Go ahead. Try to make it through all 101 minutes. by Vince Mancini 10/20/2011
The Coast Halifax Atkinson shines as Johnny English Reborn Lots of silliness, but a solid cast produces some good laughs by Molly Segal 10/20/2011
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