• G, 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Steve Bendelack
    In Theaters:
    Aug 24, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 27, 2007
  • Universal Pictures


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Mr. Bean's Holiday Reviews

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James Berardinelli
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2007
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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

August 23, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2007
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

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 Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

August 22, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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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.

August 27, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Mr. Bean's Holiday is sporadically funny.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Delivers more of the same awful mugging and simplistic pratfalls that have endeared the character to absolutely no one I know.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

August 20, 2007
Kam Williams

Britain's most-beloved mute behaving like a buffoon while vacationing in France.

Full Review Source: EURWeb | Original Score: 1/4

November 26, 2007
Victoria Alexander

Willem Defoe whores himself out for a vacation in Cannes.

Full Review

August 18, 2007
Bill Gibron

A great deal of silent era slapstick has only grown better with age. The exploits of Mr. Bean have vinegared.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 25, 2007
Brian Orndorf

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: C+

August 23, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The film, set mostly in France, pays homage to Jacques Tati, but the mostly silent gags feel like watered-down Bean.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 24, 2007
Steve Rose

There are innumerable set pieces, most of which take an awfully long time to deliver an awfully weak gag.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

March 31, 2007
Joe Utichi

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 Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 2/5

March 25, 2007
Stuart McGurk

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 Source: thelondonpaper | Original Score: 1/5

March 30, 2007
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

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

September 1, 2007
Matt Pais

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 Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 1/4

August 23, 2007
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

For those who appreciate the power of Bean in brevity, this 'Bean' leads to too much bad gas.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: C-

August 30, 2007
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

April 6, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
March 23, 2007
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