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Johnny English Strikes Again

Johnny English Strikes Again
Johnny English Strikes Again
Johnny English Strikes Again
  • PG
  • 1h 29m
  • 2018
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Rowan Atkinson returns as the much-loved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again. When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country's only hope is called out of retirement. English's new mission is his most critical to date: Dive headfirst into action to find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analog methods, English must overcome the challenges of modern technology—or his newest mission will become the Secret Service's last.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Johnny English Strikes Again might get a few giggles out of viewers pining for buffoonish pratfalls, but for the most part, this sequel simply strikes out.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Spy comedy misses the mark; loads of action violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Johnny English Strikes Again is the third slapstick spoof starring British comedian Rowan Atkinson as a bumbling spy (the title comes from The Pink Panther Strikes Again, and Johnny English is in the same vein as that series' Inspector Clouseau). Taking a note from the most recent James Bond films, the plot revolves around an aging English agent who's brought back into Her Majesty's Secret Service but prefers his "old school" methods to modern tech, some of which may leave younger kids lost. Guns are carried, aimed, and fired at people, although English is told that "we don't really do guns anymore" and must sign a liability waiver before being issued one. Most of the movie's (bloodless) death and destruction is actually unleashed by English's ineptitude, for which he never expresses remorse; it's played for laughs, but plenty of people are injured and killed. Former "Bond girl" Olga Kurylenko plays a similar role here and (un)dresses the part, but there's no 007-style hanky-panky here -- just brace yourself for an eyeful of Atkinson's bare bottom in a nonsexual situation. Drinking cocktails/champagne and popping pills to sleep or for an energy boost are presented as a way of life. Product placement is pretty obvious, with vehicles shown to be tech gadgets in their own right. Language includes infrequent use of words including "ass," "bollocks," "dammit," "hell," etc.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Action
  • Release Date:October 26, 2018
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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