Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again

Rowan Atkinson returns to save the world, for the third time, as secret agent buffoon Johnny English. When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, English is the secret service’s last hope. Called out of retirement, and with few skills and analogue methods, he must overcome the challenges of modern technology to track down the hacker.

2018Rating: PG, Mild violence and coarse language89 minsUK
ActionComedy
95%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

If you liked the first two, here’s another. If you didn’t, well you should know better by now. This being the third instalment in the kids' comedy spy-spoof series says a lot for the enduring engagement of family-friendly slapstick. There’s little new here that Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau didn’t trip over in The Pink Panther, or Leslie Nielsen didn’t knock down in The Naked Gun, but the script sticks to the slapstick schtick.

2.0

English's still got it, but everything else doesn't.

It has glimmers of (actual) comedic moments, but fails to deliver any form of originality or connection whilst relying mainly on the talents of Atkinson.

2.0

Funny in parts but time to let this series die

As a big fan of the first two Johnny English films, I was really looking forward to this. While there were the usual very funny bits (especially for those of us who love British slapstick), it felt like that this was carrying the Johnny English series too far. The plot was utterly ludicrous, and while they took a while to establish the situation and...

3.0

Johnny is a pompous prick

Johnny English is such a horrible person - he takes the credit away from others and really is completely incompetent. Difficult to watch the film as it was so cringy. I did laugh really hard during the restaurant scene with the lobster though.

2.0
The Age

The Age

press

Screenwriter William Davies has to tread carefully, not pushing the implicit conservatism too far: English is skeptical about women in the military, for instance, but eventually learns to move with the times.

2.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The pace is brisk, the jokes make up for in quantity what they lack in quality and the film never resorts to sleaze or meanness to earn its laughs. Knock yourself out.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Try as he might, Rowan Atkinson's slapstick pratfalls and rubbery expressions can't stretch over the feature's brazen attempt to rehash past glories.

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

If you liked the first two, here’s another. If you didn’t, well you should know better by now. This being the third instalment in the kids' comedy spy-spoof series says a lot for the enduring engagement of family-friendly slapstick. There’s little new here that Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau didn’t trip over in The Pink Panther, or Leslie Nielsen didn’t knock down in The Naked Gun, but the script sticks to the slapstick schtick.

2.0
The Age

The Age

press

Screenwriter William Davies has to tread carefully, not pushing the implicit conservatism too far: English is skeptical about women in the military, for instance, but eventually learns to move with the times.

2.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The pace is brisk, the jokes make up for in quantity what they lack in quality and the film never resorts to sleaze or meanness to earn its laughs. Knock yourself out.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Try as he might, Rowan Atkinson's slapstick pratfalls and rubbery expressions can't stretch over the feature's brazen attempt to rehash past glories.

English's still got it, but everything else doesn't.

It has glimmers of (actual) comedic moments, but fails to deliver any form of originality or connection whilst relying mainly on the talents of Atkinson.

2.0

Funny in parts but time to let this series die

As a big fan of the first two Johnny English films, I was really looking forward to this. While there were the usual very funny bits (especially for those of us who love British slapstick), it felt like that this was carrying the Johnny English series too far. The plot was utterly ludicrous, and while they took a while to establish the situation and...

3.0

Johnny is a pompous prick

Johnny English is such a horrible person - he takes the credit away from others and really is completely incompetent. Difficult to watch the film as it was so cringy. I did laugh really hard during the restaurant scene with the lobster though.

2.0