Mr. Bean's Holiday


Mr. Bean's Holiday

Critics Consensus

Mr. Bean's Holiday means well, but good intentions can't withstand the 90 minutes of monotonous slapstick and tired, obvious gags.



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Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things.


Jean Rochefort
as Maître D'
Max Baldry
as Stepan
Willem Dafoe
as Carson Clay
Lily Atkinson
as Lily at the Stereo
Preston Nyman
as Boy With Train
Sharlit Deyzac
as Buffet Attendant
François Touch
as Busker Accordion
Arsene Mosca
as traffic controller
Stéphane Debac
as traffic controller
Philippe Spall
as French Journalist
Pascal Jounier
as Tipsy Man
Emmanuelle Cosso
as Hairdresser Woman
Francis Coffinet
as Undertaker
Catherine Hosmalin
as Ticket Inspector
Zazie Delem
as Woman on Bench
Anthony Morabito
as Man in Toilet
Adilson Monteiro
as Busker Percussion
Michel Estrade
as Busker Trumpet
Stefan Mellino
as Busker Guitar
François Chanut
as Busker Double Bass
Fabien Arnaud
as Busker Banjo
Evelyn Guyon
as Busker Saxophone
Evelyne Guyon
as Busker Saxophone
Adrien Rodrigue
as Busker Violin
François Roche
as Busker Trombone
Bams Betga-Tchouni
as Busker Singer
Louis Gomis
as Busker DJ
Gilles Gaston-Dreyfus
as Station Master
Julie Fournier
as Emil's Wife
Flaminia Cinque
as Hotel Maid
Urbain Cancelier
as Bus Driver
Dimitri Radochevitch
as Chicken Farmer
Luc Antoine Salmon
as Man on Mobilette
Julie Ferrier
as First AD
Nicolas Bridet
as Second AD
Nathalie Levy-Lang
as Costume Woman
Michel Winogradoff
as Pyrotechnician
Julien Cottereau
as Pyrotechnician
Eric Naggar
as Suicidal Man
Todd Boyce
as Newsreader
Bak Drame
as Red Carpet Security Man
Bachir Allouane
as Burly Security Man
Bachir Alouane
as Burly Security Man
Clint Dyer
as Luther
Christopher Sciureff
as Suited Criminal
James Kavaz
as Suited Criminal
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Bean's Holiday

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (38) | Fresh (59) | Rotten (54)

  • 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.

    Aug 27, 2007
  • Mr. Bean's Holiday is a very cute movie. Unfortunately, cute is rarely funny.

    Aug 25, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 24, 2007
  • 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.

    Aug 24, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film, set mostly in France, pays homage to Jacques Tati, but the mostly silent gags feel like watered-down Bean.

    Aug 24, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4

    Claudia Puig

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Aug 24, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Tony Wong

    Toronto Star
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mr. Bean's Holiday

  • Apr 25, 2013
    I can't really find a reason to justify the existence of this film other than, clearly, a quick paycheck for those involved. But, really, this film is more "faithful" to the character of the series than that lame movie they did, specifically, for American audiences. There story that is here is largely unimportant, clearly, it's just about the next sight gags. To be honest a lot of these gags feel like stuff they left off the series because they just didn't get around to it, that's not to say they aren't funny because the film, surprisingly, gets better as it goes on. I say surprisingly because a lot of the gags, at first, don't really work at all but they start clicking better as the movie goes along. They aren't particularly memorable but I did like Bean being stuck in an outhouse, and somehow ripping it off, and moving it with him still stuck. Really it is silly humor and some of the gags are ripped off the TV series. There's actually some really inspired bits here though. I found the stuff with Willem Dafoe to, actually, be really funny. I just found his character's vanity, as evidenced in his film, Playback Time, that's screened at Cannes and how pretty much the film is just meant to showcase him and his "talents". It's clearly all about him and the film reflects that. I just thought that it added something different to the film and I'd actually like to see how much they actually filmed for that which really didn't comprise more than 15% of the movie, because it was really quite inspired. Rowan Atkinson is great as always, he doesn't need to say anything for him to be funny and the film shows that off. He certainly can be over-the-top but the guy has great comedic timing, there's no doubt about it. But this Bean movie has me wondering why they won't, at least do, a Blackadder movie. If you've never seen Blackadder, Netflix instant has it and I suggest you watch it since it's one of the best comedy series I've ever seen. The series tells the story of Edmund Blackadder at different points of British history and how every generation of this character achieves to strive greatness in the face of great stupidity. If you've ever seen this series then you know just how talented and quick-witted Rowan Atkinson can be and if there can be TWO Bean movies then there's no reason we can't get ONE Blackadder movie. No matter how much I love the Bean series, I'll always love Blackadder more. A man can dream though, a man can dream. Anyway, this film is light and silly. So don't go in expecting a film exploring the complexities of human nature. I, for one, had a lot of fun watching this and I'm not afraid to admit it. Will I watch it again? Highly unlikely but this a good movie if you want to watch something that won't take much of your time or your brainpower.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 12, 2012
    Decent sequel to Bean, this is a modest comedic affair with mild laughs, but the material is more strained this time around to try and create a comedy that is both memorable and fun. Mr. Bean's Holiday is a decent comedy with a few good laughs, however with nearly every sequel it fails to deliver something that is very memorable and above all worth it. The material here is decent at best, sometimes it falls flat, and Rowan Atkinson tries too hard. The film made me laugh, but I felt something was missing to make it a good sequel. As far as I'm concerned, this is a decent film that is fun, but lacks anything to really make it stand out. Mr. Bean, the character is as usual dimwitted and lots of fun and Atkinson really delivers what you'd expect from the character. But there's just something lacking in this film to make it a good enough sequel to watch. This is a fun film, but lacks anything that made the series really good. The comedic elements at times don't work. The best way I could describe the film is by saying that it's a decent comedy that is mildly entertaining. I liked the film, but they could have done a better job. The film had so much potential in being a great comedy and due to its idea of Mr. Bean on holiday, the filmmakers had so much potential in delivering a good comedy, in the end it was a decent flick, nothing special with a few laughs.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Apr 02, 2012
    Silly. It definetly had its moments. Beautiful scenery, especially the French countryside. I went with my 12 year-old brother and he loved it!
    Laura C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Mr. Bean's Holiday is better than the first film, but only because it focused more on the character and less on trying to have a plot. The film is ridiculous just as it should be, but there is a creepiness about Bean in some moments that I couldn't get past. Rowan Atkinson is still funny though and still keeps the character the same, its just that at some parts I wondered how weird they were trying to make him. I also still feel that they cannot make a 90 minute movie about Mr. Bean and keep it interesting all the way through, because honestly I was bored at many times. Its pretty much the same as the first film, other than doing the smart thing and getting rid of a story and just doing a series of Bean's trouble makings.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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