Mr. Bean's Holiday

24bean-75 The hapless Mr. Bean takes a vacation on the French Riviera, where he becomes ensnared in an accidental kidnapping, discovers romance with a lovely actress at the Cannes Film Festival and manages to give a pompous movie director his comeuppance.
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With "Mr. Bean's Holiday," the British comedian Rowan Atkinson continues a tradition that in the right hands never gets stale: comic pantomime. Read the review
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The hilarious sting of the TV show is gone; only the rubber-faced shtick remains.
David Fear, Time Out New York  full review
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.
Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
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.
Stephanie Zacharek,  full review
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.
Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
The film, set mostly in France, pays homage to Jacques Tati, but the mostly silent gags feel like watered-down Bean.
Claudia Puig, USA Today  full review
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.
Tony Wong, Toronto Star  full review
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.
Ted Fry, Seattle Times  full review
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.
Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury News  full review
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.
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
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.
Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer  full review
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.
Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger  full review
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.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post  full review
If you've never been particularly fond of Atkinson's brand of slapstick, you certainly won't be converted by this trifle.
Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News  full review
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.
Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle  full review
A refreshingly blunt reminder of the simple roots of comedy in these grim, overly manufactured times.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
A throwback to silent movie clowns.
Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press  full review
Somewhere, Jacques Tati is smiling.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe  full review
Rowan Atkinson continues a tradition that in the right hands never gets stale: comic pantomime.
Andy Webster, New York Times
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  • Release Year: 2007
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Available From: Apr 16, 2013
  • Queued by: 834 people
Directed By
Steve Bendelack
Rowan Atkinson, Emma de Caunes, Max Baldry, Willem Dafoe, Jean Rochefort, Karel Roden, Steve Pemberton, Clint Dyer

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