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

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Roger Barclay ...
Agent Two
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Ting Wang
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Receptionist 1
Mandi Sidhu ...
Receptionist 2
Margaret Clunie ...
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Simon Ambrose
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Patch Quartermain
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Royce (voice)
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Agent Tucker
Miles Jupp ...
Technician
Pik Sen Lim ...
Killer Cleaner (as Pik-Sen Lim)
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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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premier | chinese | tibet | spy | secret agent | 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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21 October 2011 (USA)  »

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Johnny English 2  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$8,129,455 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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The writers had decided not to bring back Bough, English's sidekick from the 2003 film, as played by Ben Miller and decided to replace him with new character Agent Tucker. Miller did film a cameo, to link the two films together, but was cut. See more »

Goofs

When English visits Tucker at his home, and Tucker is playing a racing game on his laptop, the movements of his car in-game seem to have nothing to do with his actions on the keyboard. When he then stands to close the curtains and talk to English, the car continues to behave as if being controlled, showing that it's just a demo video. See more »

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[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 »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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I Believe in You
by Eg White
Performed by Rumer
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Not as effective as the first film
26 October 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I wish I could rate this higher. I also wish I had enjoyed it more. I don't think my hopes were unreasonably high; I was a huge fan of the first film, but I know sequels often don't measure up so I tried to keep that in mind even as I ducked out of work 15 minutes early yesterday afternoon to catch the first show. It was okay. And yet, Rowan Atkinson is capable of so much more than being "okay". What went wrong here? Well, the story didn't hold together as well as the first film. The gags weren't as creative. The writing lacked spark. There was zero chemistry between Johnny and the "love interest". The sidekick had no personality and might as well not have been there. In general I found the film very predictable, and that's kind of sad because I usually can't see things coming a mile away when everyone else can. Maybe it's because I've been a Rowan Atkinson fan for a long time and I can sense when a situation is being set up to accommodate a piece of his shtick. At times it felt almost as if the writers had a checklist of pieces of business to write scenes for. Facial tics? Check. Numb-lip babble? Check. Etc., etc.

My favorite part, that nearly caused me to leap to my feet in the theater and applaud, was to see Tim McInnerny in the role of Quartermain. Any time I can get two "Blackadder" stars in the same scene, no matter what I'm watching, is cause for celebration.

Adequate, worth a look for Atkinson fans, but nothing special here; much of it has been seen before. His follow-up to the first Mr. Bean film was such a vast improvement on the original, it's too bad the pattern wasn't continued here.


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