Any body who gives this films a low rating is an intellectually stunted jackass with no sense of humor or quality screen writing. Bean is amazingly written and executed. A classic comedy, the kind that rarely gets made anymore. The screenplay is objectively brilliant with a great subplot, great plot devices and genius gags that are not only funny but pull the plot line in for a perfect finish.
It's a shame that there are people who actually get paid (critics) to give their opinion on a subject they seem to know very little of.
I studied this film for a screenwriting course and to a trained eye I can say it is very, very well done.