Parents' Guide to

Johnny English

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fine (if pretty dumb) British slapstick for tweens.

Movie PG 2003 88 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 16+

Fantastic film, many funny parts that children would find funny, however contains other swear words not listed in original review - including ‘bastard’ If we are trying to teach children that certain language is not appropriate then it is better to not watch than have to discuss the swearing issue. I gave it a high age rating due to the use of swear words in the film.
age 11+

Some course language and adult content

There were some strong words used and they weren't appropriate for my 8 year old. There's also conversations about "love making" which is awkward to explain to a child.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (25 ):

The spy parts aren't exciting enough and the funny parts aren't funny enough, but the overall effect is mildly amusing. Johnny English as mild spy parody has nothing new, though Rowan Atkinson ("Mr. Bean") is a gifted comedian who manages to wring some new laughs with material that has already been fully explored in movies from Our Man Flint and Dean Martin's Matt Helm movies to Spy Hard, and Mike Myers' Austin Powers series.

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