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Mr. Bean's Holiday Reviews

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August 25, 2007
A great deal of silent era slapstick has only grown better with age. The exploits of Mr. Bean have vinegared.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 25, 2007
Rowan Atkinson's operatic lip-synching in 'Mr. Bean's Holiday' is one of the funniest things I've seen in a movie so far this year.
August 25, 2007
Mr. Bean's Holiday is a very cute movie. Unfortunately, cute is rarely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 25, 2007
Watching Atkinson pantomime an opera aria or engage in simple sight gags serves as a reminder of how few people are keeping this kind of visual comedy alive.
August 24, 2007
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.
August 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2007
Ultimately, if you don't like Mr. Bean, you won't like this film. But fans will laugh themselves silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 24, 2007
The film, set mostly in France, pays homage to Jacques Tati, but the mostly silent gags feel like watered-down Bean.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 24, 2007
The real culprit is Atkinson's grotesque mugging and lazy pratfalls, combined with the misguided decision to tweak the voice tracks so that most of Bean's sparse utterances come out as guttural, near-incomprehensible grunts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 24, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2007
It's mercifully short (87 minutes), the French scenery is pleasant, a handful of the routines are hilarious and -- with its G rating -- you can definitely bring the kids.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 24, 2007
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 24, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2007
Atkinson is tireless, and a bit tiring. His facial contortions, weird grunts and malaprop moves almost never rest, and his holiday trip to Cannes from Paris is a twit's marathon.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2007
A breezily funny showcase for the rubbery-faced Atkinson's signature character, a near-mute buffoon partly inspired by the similar antics of Jacques Tati.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2007
little more than a string of sketches stitched together to form something close to a feature film. But that shouldn't bother those who like solid slapstick, which 'Holiday' provides in abundance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2007
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 24, 2007
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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