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Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)

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After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, Johnny English is forced to come out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Eldon ... MI7 Night Duty Agent
Emma Thompson ... Prime Minister
Adam James ... Pegasus
Rowan Atkinson ... Johnny English
Noah Spiers Noah Spiers ... Baggaley
Kendra Mei ... Ibadulla
Alfie Kennedy Alfie Kennedy ... Straker
Jasmine Brightmore Jasmine Brightmore ... Dowling
George Turner George Turner ... Hattersley
Rua Robertson Rua Robertson ... Ridley
Adam Greaves-Neal ... Tomlinson
Nifemi Bankole Nifemi Bankole ... Obasanjo
Gus Brown Gus Brown ... Headmaster
Pippa Bennett-Warner ... Lesley
Michael Gambon ... Agent Five
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Storyline

JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN is the third installment of the Johnny English comedy series, with Rowan Atkinson returning as the much loved accidental secret agent. The new adventure begins when a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the Secret Service's last hope. Called out of retirement, English dives head first into action with the mission to find the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analog methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

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When only the best will do* --- *And no-one else is available. See more »


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

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Release Date:

26 October 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,638,895, 28 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,280,890, 20 November 2018
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Trivia

Rowan Atkinson played Nigel Small-Fawcett, James Bond's MI6 contact in the Bahamas, in Never Say Never Again (1983). See more »

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Bough's wife refers to him as Jeremy when peering out of the submarine's hatch, however it is established in the first Johnny English film his name is actually Angus. See more »

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Bough: [Upon seeing him for first time] Sir! Wonderful to see you!
Johnny English: Yes, alright Bough, we're going on a mission, not a honeymoon.
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Totally idiotic, but a great laugh anyway
5 October 2018 | by themadmoviemanSee all my reviews

I've always enjoyed the Johnny English movies, so I was absolutely delighted with the third entry in the series: Johnny English Strikes Again. With the brilliantly idotic hilarity of The Pink Panther, and the fun factor of all the old Bond movies, I was laughing and smiling right the way through here, and even though there's barely anything in terms of a story to follow, it proves a thoroughly entertaining watch from beginning to end.

I was really surprised by just how much I laughed in this movie, because while I've had good fun with the previous two films, I can't say that I've ever found one quite so funny as this, but that really is a positive for a film that's unashamedly silly and light-hearted throughout.

Taking all of the most generic tropes of spy movies, including all the clichés of old Bond and new Mission: Impossible movies, this film tells you that it's not trying to create any sort of dramatic or exciting story right from the outset, and while that may prove a negative for lesser movies, it really doesn't here.

There are so many jokes throughout the film, and although not every single one sticks the landing, the sheer quantity of gags coupled with the presence of a handful of properly funny ones makes the film a hugely entertaining watch, as Rowan Atkinson ups the funny factor another level with a delightfully silly performance.

Much like the old Pink Panther movies, Johnny English Strikes Again is pretty much a series of comedic setups strung loosely together by a very basic spy plot. If you're looking for deep espionage thrills, then this definitely isn't the film to watch, but there's so much humour to enjoy throughout that the quality of the story really isn't as important, as I found myself too busy laughing to really bother about anything else.

And what's more is that, like Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther movies, Rowan Atkinson's fantastically silly performance works perfectly once again, as we see him get into all sorts of ridiculous situations that, while entirely predictable and idiotic, are really brought to life by his onscreen brilliance, to the point that you never really get tired of watching him do the same thing over and over again.

I can tell that this film won't be for everyone, but I had a whole lot of fun with its unrelentingly silly and light-hearted atmosphere throughout. The first two acts in particular stand out with their rapid-fire jokes per minute ratio, and while the final act gets a little too interested in the story for its own good - taking away from the pure idiocy of the comedy - I was laughing a huge amount from beginning to end.


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