• 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

David Fear
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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The hilarious sting of the TV show is gone; only the rubber-faced shtick remains.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

January 18, 2008
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
Amelie Gillette
AV Club
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Mr. Bean's Holiday is a very cute movie. Unfortunately, cute is rarely funny.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

August 25, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Atkinson's Mr. Bean, a man of few words, carries their memory in his rubbery bones. When it comes to knowing where he came from, he's got the beat.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

August 24, 2007
Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
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For younger audiences, Mr. Bean's Holiday will be a pleasure, and of course, Bean addicts will, as always, be happy to see Atkinson's alter ego return to the big screen.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 24, 2007
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
Tony Wong
Toronto Star
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Bean seems to lament how some filmmakers have forgotten that film is foremost a medium of mass entertainment. The great sadness is that without uttering much of anything, is a few jokes short of making a very good point.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

August 24, 2007
Ted Fry
Seattle Times
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The trifling delights of Mr. Bean's Holiday come to a thundering crescendo during the movie's last 10 minutes in a sequence which almost reaches the enchanting heights of Monsieur Hulot's Holiday.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

August 24, 2007
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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The Wikipedia page on gurning lists Atkinson right behind Jim Carrey as one of the world's leading practitioners of grotesque face-making. And this is his ghastly masterpiece.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 24, 2007
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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An only intermittently funny sequel that finally livens up in the last third. But that part -- a hilarious putdown of the pretension at the Cannes Film Festival -- is worth sticking around for.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 24, 2007
Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The film's Harold Lloyd-inspired slapstick may be infantile, but it has an innocent sensibility that is a nice counterbalance to the equally childish but prurient American Pie flicks.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

August 24, 2007
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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For a silly kids movie about an accident-prone man on a trip to the beach, Mr. Bean's Holiday is actually quite mean-spirited and pretentious.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 24, 2007
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Mr. Bean's Holiday picks up steam when it finally arrives in Cannes just in time to wreak yet more havoc at the big film festival, but getting there is pretty tedious. A little of the wildly mugging Atkinson goes a long way.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 24, 2007
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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If you've never been particularly fond of Atkinson's brand of slapstick, you certainly won't be converted by this trifle.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

August 24, 2007
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Don't mistake this simpleton hero, or the movie's own simplicity, for a lack of smarts. Mr. Bean's Holiday is quite savvy about filmmaking, landing a few blows for satire.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

August 24, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A refreshingly blunt reminder of the simple roots of comedy in these grim, overly manufactured times.

Full Review Source: Detroit News

August 24, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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A throwback to silent movie clowns.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

August 24, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Somewhere, Jacques Tati is smiling.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

August 24, 2007
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The humour in Mr. Bean's Holiday, more chucklesome than uproarious, doesn't feel particularly contemporary. It has the kind of simplicity that's most likely to appeal to either the old or young.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

August 24, 2007
Andy Webster
New York Times
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Rowan Atkinson continues a tradition that in the right hands never gets stale: comic pantomime.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 24, 2007
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Mr. Bean's Holiday doesn't try for too much, but in the crass and noisy theme park that is children's entertainment, it's as refreshing as icewater on a summer day.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2007
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Mr. Bean's Holiday is no Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, but preteens especially might enjoy it.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

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
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Director Bendelack and writer-producer McBurney aim for the comedy of Chaplin, Keaton, and Tati, relying heavily on sight gags and their star's pratfalls and facial contortions, but they vititate the comic payoffs by allowing scenes to run too long.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 23, 2007
Suzanne Condie Lambert
Arizona Republic
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Among the pluses: Atkinson is a gifted physical comedian. And the film is a rarity: a kid-friendly movie that was clearly not produced as a vehicle for selling toys and video games.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

August 23, 2007
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Do you Bean? If you do Bean, rejoice. Bean is back. If you don't Bean, here's a chance to start. Bean now, or forever hold your peace.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 23, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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If Brit comic Rowan Atkinson really is retiring his greatest creation, he's certainly kissing him off in style with this glossy, often charming road picture that has none of the coarse or crass tone of the Hollywood hit Bean of 10 years ago.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

August 23, 2007
Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
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It turns out to be far better than you'd imagine, especially with Willem Dafoe cheesing things up as a pretentious auteur.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 23, 2007
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Things break, food is inappropriately disposed of and a silly man in a brown suit makes bug-eyed faces. Just the thing your inner toddler might like, assuming he can stay awake.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2007
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Atkinson's goofball grotesquerie never lets up.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

August 22, 2007
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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While the film is amusing, it is disappointing that Atkinson appears content to play it safe. It would have been fun to see him aim higher.

August 21, 2007
David Germain
Associated Press
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While Mr. Bean's Holiday is hardly a memorable vacation, Atkinson proves an agreeably silly tour guide.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

August 20, 2007

Time Out
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With its obvious nods to Tati, a surprise for Charles Trenet lovers and much humour at the expense of celluloid pretensions, there's ample diversion here for even the snootiest cinemagoer.

Full Review Source: Time Out

March 29, 2007
Derek Elley
Variety
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Pic's film-buffy slant, with a finale at the Cannes Film Festival, won't mean much to the ankle-biting segment of Bean's audience.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 24, 2007
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