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Johnny English Reborn (2011)

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Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down the Chinese premier.



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Roger Barclay ...
Agent Two
Ting Wang
Receptionist 1
Receptionist 2
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Receptionist 3
Simon Ambrose
Patch Quartermain
Royce (voice)
Agent Tucker
Miles Jupp ...
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Killer Cleaner (as Pik-Sen Lim)


Rowan Atkinson returns to the role of the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear or danger in the comedy spy-thriller Johnny English Reborn. In his latest adventure, the most unlikely intelligence officer in Her Majesty's Secret Service must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. In the years since MI-7's top spy vanished off the grid, he has been honing his unique skills in a remote region of Asia. But when his agency superiors learn of an attempt against the Chinese premier's life, they must hunt down the highly unorthodox agent. Now that the world needs him once again, Johnny English is back in action. With one shot at redemption, he must employ the latest in hi-tech gadgets to unravel a web of conspiracy that runs throughout the KGB, CIA and even MI-7. With mere days until a heads of state conference, one man must use every trick in his playbook to protect us all. For Johnny English, disaster may be an option, ... Written by Universal Pictures

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One man. One mission. No chance. See more »

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Rated PG for mild action violence, rude humor, some language and brief sensuality. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 October 2011 (USA)  »

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Johnny English 2  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,833,300 (USA) (21 October 2011)


$8,129,455 (USA) (11 November 2011)

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Rowan Atkinson fell ill with an unknown illness during production and filming had to be postponed. See more »


When Johnny is wrestling with Pegasus' mother in the party room, Pegasus' daughter is heard telling Johnny to stop and she sounds as if she is on the other side of the room. However, she is next to him and does not say anything until the end. See more »


[first lines]
Agent One: Johnny English. Five years ago he was our top agent.
Agent Two: Yeah. Took his eye off the ball in Mozambique.
Agent One: Does it have to be him?
Agent Two: He's the only one our contact will talk to.
Agent One: So where is he?
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A deleted scene is shown: Johnny English prepares a meal for Kate, chopping and washing the ingredients in time with Edvard Grieg's music "Peer Gynt in the Hall of the Mountain King". See more »


Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.185 (2013) See more »


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by Tony Macaulay (as Tony MacAulay)
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Better than the recent comedies!
25 September 2011 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

For those sick of the recent high school/teen comedies and rom-coms we're bashed with these days, this film will be a breath of fresh air for you. Sure, the film has some rehashed comedic scenes, but a lot of the humour is pure laugh-out-loud type layered on very good bits of suspense and chase scenes. I really loved the well-choreographed chase scenes and the climactic battle, which was something the first film lacked.

The first film made me laugh so much back then and I've watched it a lot of times since 2003. Watching it now as I'm older, I thought its plot was too formulaic and the characters, beside Malkovich, were weak and bland. This film, however, had a great damn cast and a well written overall story. I liked how it had more darker elements than the first one - the violence, the suspense and the chase scenes were thorough, whereas in the first film everything seemed light and slapstick-ish, even the villains. The villains in this were top-notch and serious.

This film began a little unfunny and was been-there-done-that with its humour, but around 15 minutes later good humour started to kick in. The funny scenes in this film were pretty infrequent and laugh out loud type, while the funny scenes in the first film were more chuckle type and frequent. But I still prefer the humour in this one. Rowan Atkinson was still excellent with his humour, and I doubted that because I thought he lost his magic because of his awful Bean 2 film.

The film had scenes were I laughed so much. I really loved those classic Rowan Atkinson situations and his witty lines. The fight scenes were awesome and I loved how they made them humorous at the same time. The climactic scene in the mountains was just epic. What I loved about this film is that it mixed suspense and comedy at the same time, and that was awesomely done.

The music composer must be commended for a rousing score, frequently referencing the Johnny English Theme, particularly during the splendid opening titles sequence. The cast is solid, particularly Rosamund Pike.

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