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Johnny English Reborn

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ONE MAN Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English Reborn
Van Redin

Johnny English Reborn

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
102 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/21/11
performer:
Gillian Anderson, Rowan Atkinson
distributor:
Universal Pictures
genre:
Comedy, PG

We gave it a C+

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+

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