Monday, 5 September 2011

Johnny English Review













Johnny English 


Release Date: 10th April 2003 - Australia


Production Companies
Working Title Films
Rogue Male Films Ltd. (Uncredited)
Studio Canal
Universal Pictures

Distribution
Universal Pictures Australia


Genre: Comedy

Rating: PG

Runtime: 89 minutes


Budget: $40,000,000

Box Office Gross: $160,583,018
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
When her majesty's crown
jewels are stolen by a
conniving Frenchman, who
also plans to steal the queen's
throne, spy Johnny English,
a bit unseasoned but intensely
enthusiastic, is thrown onto
the case. Fast cars, high tech
gadgets, top secret info--
Johnny can hardly believe it.
He may be in over his head,
but his courage and dedication
are unmatched--especially
after he meets double agent
Lorna Campbell and discovers
that falling in love makes
saving the nation even more
exciting.


Cast
Rowan Atkinson - Johnny English
Ben Miller - Angus Bough
John Malkovich - Pascal Sauvage
Oliver Ford Davies - The Archbishop of Canterbury
Natalie Imbruglia - Lorna Campbell
Tim Pigott-Smith - Pegasus
Kevin McNally - Prime Minister
Douglas McFerran - Klaus Vendetta
Steve Nicolson - Dieter Klein
Greg Wise - Agent One
Tim Berrington - Roger
Prunella Scales - Queen Elizabeth II

Crew
Writer (Uncredited)/Director - Peter Howitt
Writers - Neal Purvis, Robert
Wade & William Davies
Producers - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner &
Mark Huffam
Co-Producers - Jo Burn, Liza Chasin
& Debra Hayward
Production Designer - Chris Seagers
Costume Designer - Jill Taylor
Cinematography - Remi Adefarasin
Visual Effects Supervisors - Richard Briscoe
& Peter Chiang
Film Editor - Robin Sales
Composer: Theme Music - Howard Goodall
Music - Ed Shearmur


Review
The spy comedy JOHNNY ENGLISH is a barrel of laughs, from which is considered to be a parody of the James Bond films. Although John Malkovich's performance of the French baddie was good, I think Rowan Atkinson did a splendid job of playing the title character who was always in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is his antics, madness and stupidity which makes for a gut busting hilarious viewing experience.

If you have seen the first movie, than its sequel JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN (click here) is now available to DVD & Blu-ray.

Star rating: (5/5) Best Movie Ever

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