Mr. Bean's Holiday Reviews

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November 17, 2011
August 27, 2007
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 25, 2007
Mr. Bean's Holiday is a very cute movie. Unfortunately, cute is rarely funny.
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.
August 24, 2007
The film, set mostly in France, pays homage to Jacques Tati, but the mostly silent gags feel like watered-down Bean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 24, 2007
If you've never been particularly fond of Atkinson's brand of slapstick, you certainly won't be converted by this trifle.
August 24, 2007
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.
August 24, 2007
A refreshingly blunt reminder of the simple roots of comedy in these grim, overly manufactured times.
August 24, 2007
A throwback to silent movie clowns.
August 24, 2007
Somewhere, Jacques Tati is smiling.
August 24, 2007
The time has come for Mr. Bean's retirement.
August 24, 2007
Rowan Atkinson continues a tradition that in the right hands never gets stale: comic pantomime.
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