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 MooreFull Review
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 TaylorFull Review
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 LumenickFull Review
Joke after joke falls painfully flat. Stay home and introduce your kids to Mr. Bean, instead.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
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 BowlesFull Review
The movie feels about 10 minutes too long. Still the laughs, including the big laughs, keep coming right up to the closing seconds.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
After a fast, funny start, the new sequel, "Johnny English Reborn,'' proves to be more of the same.
-Tom RussoFull Review
The movie coasts on the charms of its rubber-faced star and its witty, easygoing set pieces.
-Stephen HoldenFull Review
All that matters with efforts like this is whether the cookie-cutter plotting serves up enough situations for Atkinson to contort himself into and out of jams.
-Robert AbeleFull Review
Atkinson has amassed a loyal following who will no doubt support "English" in theaters. But most will leave disappointed, thinking, "Bean there, done that."
-Sean O'ConnellFull Review
While Atkinson, with his elastic eyebrows and not-quite-in-on-the-joke gaze, is always a pleasure, the movie feels unnecessary; a way to give some work to a handful of actors while waiting for a real movie to come along.
-Moira MacDonaldFull Review
At least he's being honest: Johnny English Reborn makes no attempt to hide Atkinson's shameless thievery, his lack of invention or even his graying hair.
-Peter HowellFull Review
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.
-Clark CollisFull Review
Johnny English isn't reborn so much as reheated, and his aim hasn't improved after all these years.
-Christy LemireFull Review
[An] enjoyable if somewhat wheezy reprise.
-Russell EdwardsFull Review
A redundant spy farce sequel that's less of a rebirth than a retread.
-Megan LehmannFull Review
"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 MooreFull Review
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 BeckFull Review
Austin Powers, this is not, and I suppose that's what most people would have been expecting when they saw it.
-Kevin CarrFull Review
It's really the directing in this film that really fouls it all up.
-Ignatiy VishnevetskyFull Review
With a nod to Mr. Bean, Johnny English Reborn delivers comedy in any language.
-Roger TennisFull Review
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. CooperFull Review
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 BrunsonFull Review
The under-12s in the theater seemed to enjoy it immensely.
-Scott NashFull Review
He's priceless, no matter how many Mr. Bean episodes he's made.
-Kelly VanceFull Review
To be fair, it's a shade better than the dreary movie that preceded it.
-Dan LybargerFull Review
Other than being family-friendly, Johnny English Reborn has only a handful of chuckles to recommend it.
-Jim SlotekFull Review
Reborn is more of a spiritual title. Everything else in this silly but draggy comedy is pure rehash.
-Brian OrndorfFull Review
While I wouldn't recommend paying full admission price, you could do worse flipping past it on a rainy Saturday afternoon at home while looking for family entertainment. (Movie Review for Parents also available)
-Teddy DurginFull Review
Just a reasonably steady stream of closed-mouth chuckles over comic incidents designed for that laziest little compartment of your brain.
-Dave WhiteFull Review