Weekly Mini-Review: Johnny English (2003)

Story: When all the other spies are killed in one swoop, an over-confident, under-competent British spy and his slightly smarter, under-confident sidekick must save England from a madman’s plot to overthrow the kingdom.

Review: The protagonist sort of feels like a cross between Black Adder and Maxwell Smart and the writing sometimes feels like it’s trying to be a bit too American at times, but the movie still does a considerably better job than Carell’s Get Smart or Chan’s The Tuxedo at the whole comedy spy thing. There’s a great example of classic toilet humor in there too. I know I shouldn’t think it’s as funny as I do, but I can’t help myself. Overall, not fantastic, but worth seeing if it’s handy.

Recommended for: Fans of spy comedies, or Rowan Atkinson.

Content Notes: (PG) – Some innuendo in dialog, but it would likely go over kids’ heads.

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