Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
Watch On
  1. 60
    Whatever the reason, Bean saddles Atkinson with a story that hangs on him like a dead weight and a filmmaking style that surrounds him like dead air.
  2. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    60
    Atkinson, who is in almost every scene, boasts a full-on comic personality that on the cinema screen is a bit daunting at times, and it's an open question as to whether the Carrey crowd will go for this seriously eccentric Brit.
  3. Bean falls well short of a work of genius. Indeed, the unbearable slightness of Bean feels like nothing so much as a betrayal of the television series on which it is based.
  4. Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    50
    Nevertheless, Bean has been a huge hit in Europe, where it opened last summer, and it may contain enough laughs to work here. Well enough, one hopes, to produce a funnier, sharper, better crafted "Bean 2." [07Nov1997 Pg.63]
  5. 40
    There are only so many pratfalls you can string together sans storyline and keep a ball like this rolling, and unfortunately, too many of Bean's schticks were old news by the time they first aired on PBS.
  6. Reviewed by: Maria Schneider
    40
    When Atkinson tries to stretch familiar Beanisms into 80 minutes, the results are mostly unsatisfying.
  7. 40
    Rowan Atkinson's recalcitrant TV character is the hub of this 1997 feature that will disappoint fans and nonfans alike.
  8. 40
    Bean represents a dismal dumbing-down of a very bright creation. Is nothing sacred?
  9. 40
    This is not comedy - it's mugging. And there's no excuse for making Bean cuddly; he only works with an evil edge.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 23, 2011
    5
    "Bean" is a monotonous movie that pertain a few laughs to laugh; no more, no less.
  2. Sep 5, 2010
    10
    This is a great movie. Rowan Atkinson is great once again. Tom McGowan is great too! It's one of the best British movies ever made. I lovedThis is a great movie. Rowan Atkinson is great once again. Tom McGowan is great too! It's one of the best British movies ever made. I loved it,and my mom did too. Don't miss it! Full Review »
  3. May 27, 2015
    6
    Not as funny as I thought it would be but the film has some of it's moments and have some great memorable scenes.Mr. Bean is a fun man.Bean isNot as funny as I thought it would be but the film has some of it's moments and have some great memorable scenes.Mr. Bean is a fun man.Bean is not bad at all but it is not great. Full Review »