Johnny English Reborn. Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson). Copyright: Working Title Films.

Johnny English Reborn

2011 British comedy film about a rubbish spy. Stars Rowan Atkinson, Gillian Anderson, Dominic West, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Kaluuya and others.

Press Clippings

When MI7 hears of a plot to assassinate the Chinese premier, the only man to turn to is disgraced agent Johnny English, who is coming to transcendental terms with his utter incompetence in a Tibetan monastery. More amiable slapstick and gurning from Rowan Atkinson, abetted by a Bond-like Dominic West, M-like Gillian Anderson and retro-Bond-babe Rosamund Pike.

Paul Howlett, The Guardian, 30th December 2015

Radio Times review

Rowan Atkinson returns as the spy oblivious to his own incompetence in this lively sequel, which sees him lured out of retirement by his former bosses at MI7 to hunt down an international group of assassins plotting to kill the Chinese premier. Armed with the most hi-tech gadgets the world of espionage has to offer, English sets off across the globe to bring the bad guys to book, unaware that the real threat may be closer to home. Atkinson is great value as the idiot sleuth, although some of director Oliver Parker's stunts and set pieces would be more suited to the slapstick antics of Mr Bean. Straight-faced support from Gillian Anderson and Dominic West as fellow MI7 operatives adds to the fun, but it's clearly Atkinson's show from start to finish.

Terry Staunton, Radio Times, 6th July 2014

Rowan Atkinson - America is a 'tough bean' to crack

Credit where credit is due here. That brilliant headline comes from Susan King at the Los Angeles Times. With Rowan Atkinson's new film, Johnny English Reborn set to open in U.S. theaters nationwide today, the British comedian has found, historically, that the American market is, indeed, a tough 'bean' to crack when it comes to big screen popularity.

Bill Young, Tellyspotting, 21st October 2011

Johnny English Reborn continues chart reign

Spy spoof Johnny English Reborn has topped the UK and Ireland box office for a second week.

BBC News, 18th October 2011

Johnny English Reborn tops UK film chart

Secret agent comedy Johnny English Reborn has topped the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend.

BBC News, 11th October 2011

Critics not supportive of Johnny English Reborn

Critics reluctant to break cover on the return of goofy super spy.

Radio Times, 7th October 2011

Might Johnny English save the world?

Which spies and organisations would you really trust to save the world? And is Johnny English our best bet?

James Clayton, Den Of Geek, 6th October 2011

Review: The spy who should have stayed in the cold

Deadly dull Bond spoof.

Chris Tookey, Daily Mail, 6th October 2011

Johnny English Reborn review

Rowan Atkinson returns as Johnny English, in a sequel that, bluntly, not many people were asking for. So: is it any good?

Simon Brew, Den Of Geek, 3rd October 2011

Pictures: Johnny English Reborn premiere

He might have been the one everyone was waiting to see at the Johnny English Reborn premiere this afternoon. But when Rowan Atkinson arrived with his family in Leicester Square for the red carpet event today, all eyes were on his stunning daughter Lily.

Daily Mail, 3rd October 2011