Mr. Bean's Vacation

Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
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  1. Atkinson's goofball grotesquerie never lets up -- right through to the inspired finale.
  2. Since Mr. Bean rarely speaks a complete sentence, the effect is of watching a silent movie with sound effects. This was also the dramatic ploy of the great French director-performer Jacques Tati, who is clearly the big influence here.
  3. If you're not a die-hard "Bean" fan, this is probably no place for you. But 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    Either you'll find the man hilarious -- or he'll seem like one of those awful, tedious comedians who only THINKS he's hilarious.
  5. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    75
    A former Bean hater, I've been converted by Holiday, Atkinson's second, and far superior film version of his TV hit.
  6. Like the comic stars of the silent era, Mr. Bean's character transcends language barriers.
  7. Atkinson remains an expert clown, and there are sufficient numbers of gags to ensure that Bean fans worldwide will be kept fairly happy.
  8. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    This is a thoroughly Euro bedmate to the 1997 "Bean," with the Gauls rather than the Yanks as the butt of Bean's bumblings.
  9. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    70
    It may be a stretch to call this mugging moron sympathetic, but it’s surprising how enjoyable Mr. Bean can be when he’s actually given a hint of humanity.
  10. Do you Bean? If you do Bean, rejoice. Bean is back. If you don't Bean, here's a chance to start. Bean now, or forever hold your peace.
  11. 70
    Beautifully worked out, and the movie's final sight gag, set to Charles Trenet's shimmery seaside masterpiece, "La Mer," is a gracefully orchestrated bit of silliness that's a visual love sonnet to Chaplin, Lloyd, Keaton and, yes, Tati.
  12. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    70
    The kids at my screening loved it. Besides, at its heart, Mr. Atkinson’s movie, a huge hit overseas, speaks in an international language.
  13. The movie gets full marks for earning its G rating: no violence, no cursing, no sex or nudity, no drugs, not even a rogue cigarette blotting the landscape. It's easier to achieve this rating when your hero barely speaks and has little consciousness of the adult world, but "Holiday" proves it can be done-and should be more often.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Sep 23, 2011
    4
    Rowan Atkinson does a decent job in filling in the laughs for "Mr. Bean's Vacation". However, the movie itself is useless in every means.
  2. eaicneu
    Sep 3, 2007
    10
    It was the funniest movie I've ever seen. I loved when Mr. Bean was singing opera. It was very intelligent. I loved when he ate the It was the funniest movie I've ever seen. I loved when Mr. Bean was singing opera. It was very intelligent. I loved when he ate the oysters and put it in the woman's purse. I loved when Mr. Bean ate the shrimp. I loved the movie in the movie. It was funny when Mr. Bean lost his bus ticket on the chicken's foot. I loved when he knocked over the man's coffee. I would give it a 100! I loved when he wrote all the possibilities on his passport to call on his boy's dad. Full Review »
  3. Jan 6, 2014
    10
    I love this movie! The innocence of a childlike mind and goofy humor combination is displayed perfectly. Plus the Music absolutely catches theI love this movie! The innocence of a childlike mind and goofy humor combination is displayed perfectly. Plus the Music absolutely catches the emotions and expressions with the story's flow. The holiday sites were magnificent (I urged to go on a holiday after watching this movie). A big applause to Rowan Atkinson, whistle and waves to Emma de Caunes, Max Baldry and other amazing actors! Full Review »