Mr. Bean's Holiday Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 23, 2007
The old Mr. Bean was a lot funnier than this one. It's a combination of things: lackluster writing (neither Richard Curtis nor Mel Smith returned this time), a lack of energy, and curiously poor timing for some of the jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 23, 2007
As a character who doesn't play on your sympathies, Bean somehow seems less tiresome, less demanding, less of a nuisance.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 23, 2007
Too often in Mr. Bean's Holiday, you get the feeling Rowan Atkinson and his collaborators confused the notion of 'building a gag slowly' with 'forgetting to build one at all'.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 22, 2007
If you've seen 10 minutes of Rowan Atkinson's Mr. Bean routine, you've seen it all. Any larger dose can lead to irritation, dry mouth and depression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 27, 2007
I hate Mr. Bean, I hated this movie. He's an annoying, creepy, leering, sweaty, unfunny character, and ten seconds would be too much and this movie's like 90 minutes.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 23, 2007
Mr. Bean's Holiday is sporadically funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 20, 2007
Delivers more of the same awful mugging and simplistic pratfalls that have endeared the character to absolutely no one I know.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kam Williams
EURWeb
November 26, 2007
Britain's most-beloved mute behaving like a buffoon while vacationing in France.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
August 18, 2007
Willem Defoe whores himself out for a vacation in Cannes.
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 25, 2007
A great deal of silent era slapstick has only grown better with age. The exploits of Mr. Bean have vinegared.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
August 23, 2007
It wears thin quickly, making even the 78-minute running time feel like a decade when one is in the thick of Bean prancing around the frame.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 24, 2007
The film, set mostly in France, pays homage to Jacques Tati, but the mostly silent gags feel like watered-down Bean.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rose
Guardian
March 31, 2007
There are innumerable set pieces, most of which take an awfully long time to deliver an awfully weak gag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
March 25, 2007
The cinematic equivalent of Brussels sprouts; parents will drag their kids to see it whether they want to go or not, and it's bound to leave an unpleasant aftertaste in the mouths of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stuart McGurk
thelondonpaper
March 30, 2007
Taking on a more European sensibility, Bean seems to have gone back to the drawing board, and come up with gags that were last funny when we were a couple of steps back in the Evolution of Man wallchart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
September 1, 2007
Mr. Bean's Holiday is a movie that offers intermittent laughs and some funny sequences, yet does not come together as a whole. It lacks focus and pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
August 23, 2007
Anyone wanting a family-friendly flick with lots of goofy facial expressions and mugging for the camera may as well just watch footage of dogs wearing funny hats.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 30, 2007
For those who appreciate the power of Bean in brevity, this 'Bean' leads to too much bad gas.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 6, 2007
Infelizmente, as confusões provocadas pelo personagem raramente se revelam engraçadas, levando-nos a torcer para que ele chegue logo ao seu destino e acabe com tudo aquilo.
| Original Score: 2/5

Sydney Morning Herald
March 23, 2007
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