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Bean boasts a terrifically talented physical comedian in the title role, but his constant mugging and silly slapstick quickly wear thin. Read critic reviews

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At the Royal National Gallery in London, the bumbling Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) is a guard with good intentions who always seems to destroy anything he touches. Unless, of course, he's sleeping on the job. With the chairman (John Mills) blocking Bean's firing, the board decides to send him to a Los Angeles art gallery under false credentials. When Bean arrives, his chaos-causing ways are as sharp as ever, and curator David Langley (Peter MacNicol) has the unenviable task of keeping Bean in line.

Cast & Crew

Peter MacNicol
David Langley
Pamela Reed
Alison Langley
Harris Yulin
George Grierson
Burt Reynolds
General Newton
Johnny Galecki
Stingo Wheelie
Richard Gant
Lieutenant Brutus
Tricia Vessey
Jennifer Langley
Andrew Lawrence
Kevin Langley
Priscilla Shanks
Sylvia Grierson
Peter Egan
Lord Walton
Tom McGowan
Walter Merchandise
Sandra Oh
Bernice Schimmel
Danny Goldring
Security Buck
Mel Smith
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Rowan Atkinson
Executive Producer
Richard Curtis
Executive Producer
Tim Bevan
Producer
Howard Goodall
Original Music
Francis Kenny
Cinematographer
Chris Blunden
Film Editor
Peter S. Larkin
Production Design
Kevin Constant
Art Direction
Hope Hanafin
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Critic Reviews for Bean

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  • Nov 12, 2012
    I love the Bean series, as well as Blackadder, and I've mostly really enjoyed Rowan Atkinson's work over the years. But I didn't find to be this film as good as the series, probably due to the fact that it was Americanized, and I can't blame them for that. This film was made for American audiences, but that takes away a lot of the charm and focus off of the character and puts it on things that didn't really need to be focused on. Mr. Bean is sort of like Jacques Clouseau, he can follow the same formula each time out without necessitating much of a story. And this film tried to have a story, and that's a problem too. The film feels like three separate episodes of the series all thrown haphazardly together to justify it being a feature-length. It's not all bad though, while the focus isn't always on Bean, Rowan Atkinson is still a highlight and there are some very funny scenes but there's something about the entire affair that just screams TV movie to me rather than a film you have to pay to see. Peter MacNicol also plays off well with Rowan Atkinson but, again, the whole affair feels like a not nearly as funny extended episode of the series, which is a shame because the series was tremendous. I'd recommend this if you are a Mr. Bean hardcore fan, and even then...it probably won't be that great to you either.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 13, 2012
    Mr. Bean's big screen debut is a pretty good comedy that has it flaws, but manages to be funny, good and above all a good attempt at bringing the dimwitted character on the big screen. I enjoyed the TV show, and grew up watching Mr. Bean so when this was released, I was pretty excited. The film is a pretty comedy that has good comedy, but the TV show is much better of course. The film has a decent cast starring opposite Rowan Atkinson, and they each have something to bring to the table. The film does have limitations, but for the most part it delivers good laughs. Compared to the show, the film is slightly disappointing, but it has everything you'd expect from Rowan Atkinson in his character. The film has good laughs, a decent script and decent ideas. The film is good, but like I said, it's disappointing compared to the show because like with every TV Show to the big screen adaptation, there's key elements missing from the film to really make it special. I liked the film, it made me laugh and Atkinson was lovable. If you want to check this one out, expect something average, and you won't be disappointed. The film isn't as bad as what everyone has claimed it to be, but compared to the show, it definitely isn't a memorable film. A good film, but nothing ever remarkable. There's some good funny bits, but considering that the TV show was great, the filmmakers could have made a better effort with Mr. Bean's big screen debut. Still a fun film to watch despite its faults.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2011
    Bean, is a poor attempt to bring the famous Atkinson's character to the big screen and that waste the talent of Rowan in a stupid movie with a weak screenplay. Rotten.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Bean wasn't a terrible film, but for a comedy it really didn't do anything to make me laugh. I never saw the TV show but I have heard good things from people and they all say this movie is nothing like the show. The script was also very weak and didn't really do much to make itself memorable. I chuckled a few times at Rowan Atkinson's antics, but even he didn't do anything to make me fall out of my seat laughing. I would lie if I said I never enjoyed Mr. Bean, he seemed like a character who is likable and funny, but the movie doesn't give him anything to truly show his potential. The entire cast (with the exception of Atkinson) isn't really all that funny, and the all are just here to be the ploy in Bean's antics and destruction. Overall, although it had some funny moments, it really didn't do anything hilarious or interesting to make me enjoy it.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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