Johnny English Strikes Again

A deadly tool.


Johnny English Strikes Again
Episode 3 in this popular series kicks off with a cyber attack which exposes the identities of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving Johnny English as the Secret Service’s last (and only) hope. Called out of retirement, he dives head first (as per usual) into action with the task of finding the mastermind hacker. As a man with few skills and analogue methods, our hero must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success.

99 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Action, Adventure, Comedy.

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Eat your heart out, John Travolta...
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Credits

Cast
Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson, Jake Lacy, Ben Miller, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Adam James
Director
David Kerr
ScreenplayWilliam Davies
MusicHoward Goodall
CinematographyFlorian Hoffmeister
EditingTony Cranstoun, Mark Everson
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byPerfect World Pictures, Studio Canal, Universal Pictures, Working Title Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageThere are infrequent instances of mild impact use of crude language used in the contexts of swearing, insults and the expression of frustration.
NudityThere is an isolated, low impact scene of partial nudity with buttocks shown in a non-sexual comedic context.
SexNone
ViolenceThe film contains frequent scenes of mild to moderate impact action-based violence resulting in destruction of property.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe action adventure comedy “Johnny English Strikes Again” is a sequel in the Johnny English franchise, featuring Rowan Atkinson as former MI7 agent Johnny English. The film explores themes of cyber attacks and compromised government systems, double identities, deception, global take-over, investigation, assassination attempts, threats to national security and secret missions. The themes dealing with assassination attempts, cyber attacks, advanced technology, double identities, threat to national security (which can be seen as acts of terrorism and treason, although not referred to as such), are complex and mature and may be confusing to young children under 10 years. There is also a sense of drama, threat and menace as contained in secret agents risking their lives to defeat the bad guys, even when their lives are threatened, as well as in the threats to national security. This may be upsetting, disturbing and distressing to viewers under 10 years, who may not yet be able to effectively regulate their emotions. Themes of deception may also be morally harmful to very young viewers who do not have the ability to comprehend the function of it within the storyline. However, no one is killed in the film, and the themes are presented light-heartedly and comically in the context of an adventurous over the top manner which pokes fun at traditional English spy films like James Bond, containing humorous unrealistic scenarios, which results in particular entertainment value. There are also positive themes and pro-social messages about good overcoming evil, teamwork, heroes defeating villains, justice prevailing, saving ones country and the world, forming alliances and companionship, as well as positive resolutions with the heroes (or good guys) ultimately defeating the evil villain with their selfless bravery. More mature children of 10 years and older, are likely to benefit from, and appreciate the mitigating factors contained in the humour, unrealistic scenarios and positive pro-social considerations. Parental guidance is recommended for children of 10 to 12 years to decide whether the film is appropriate for children in their care, to explain the context, and to provide comfort and reassurance if required.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
0
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
9 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
2
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Masego Panyane quote iconEnglish is at it again.
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconMoenie verder soek vir lagterapie.
10
24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconEven if Johnny English 3 is an entirely innocuous and not unenjoyable light comedy, the fact that there’s something much funnier, edgier and nuttier lying underneath its far too well-behaved surface makes it something of a frustrating experience for us dyed-in-the-wool comedy fans.
5
Metacritic.com
22 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
97 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon 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.
7
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Tara McNamara quote iconSpy comedy misses the mark; loads of action violence.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
30 users
12
Rottentomatoes users
1258 users
13
IMDB
17733 Netizens
14
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 49%

10

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