Johnny English (2003)
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Rowan Atkinson
Natalie Imbruglia
John Malkovich
Ben Miller
Movie Details
Director Peter Howitt (II); Peter Howitt
Producer Tim Bevan; Eric Fellner
Writer William Davies; Neal Purvis
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 1 hr 28 mins
Color Color
Mr. Bean meets Mr. Bond in Johnny English, a spy spoof that skewers the genre with Rowan Atkinson's trademark brand of veddy-British slapstick. It's a bit half-baked as a wannabe franchise, but Atkinson's creation of a new screen persona is just promising enough to warrant a sequel, despite critics' complaints that Austin Powers had already exhausted the spy-spoof's potential. Poppycock! Atkinson's gift for physical and, in this case, even verbal humor will surely please his devoted fans, even when a rather tepidly comedic screenplay prevents the British funnyman from reaching new heights of absurdity. As bumbling superspy Johnny English, who gains top-level MI-7 clearance after inadvertently causing a colleague's demise, Atkinson breathes life into gags that are too familiar to earn such an amusing revival. With John Malkovich as a smarmy Frenchman determined to overthrow the British monarchy, and Natalie Imbruglia as Johnny's comely comrade-in-arms, this slight but enjoyable comedy gives Atkinson plenty of opportunity to mug it up as only he can. --Jeff Shannon
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Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
DVD Empire
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
Layers Single side, single layer
UPC 025192281921
Release Date 1/13/04
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1