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  • Summary: Tired of the dreary, wet London weather, Bean packs up his suitcase and camcorder to hand to Cannes for some sun on the beach. But this trip doesn't go as smoothly as he had hoped, and the bumbling Bean falls face-first into a series of mishaps and fortunate coincidences, far-fetched enough to make his own avant-garde film. Wrongly thought to be a kidnapper, he has some serious explaining to do after wreaking havoc across the French countryside and arriving at this vacation spot with a Russian filmmaker's precocious son and an aspiring actress in tow. Will Bean be arrested by the gendarmes or finally have the vacation of his dreams? (Universal Studios) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Tirdad Derakhshani
    A former Bean hater, I've been converted by Holiday, Atkinson's second, and far superior film version of his TV hit.
  2. Atkinson's goofball grotesquerie never lets up -- right through to the inspired finale.
  3. Atkinson remains an expert clown, and there are sufficient numbers of gags to ensure that Bean fans worldwide will be kept fairly happy.
  4. Reviewed by: David Germain
    While Mr. Bean's Holiday is hardly a memorable vacation, Atkinson proves an agreeably silly tour guide.
  5. There are certain elements in life that you either have a taste for, or you don't. Like coffee. Cats. And Mr. Bean.
  6. 50
    There is a guilty-pleasure quality to watching Atkinson at work even when Mr. Bean has overstayed his welcome. The film's lightness makes you wish you were the one headed to the beach.
  7. 25
    An excruciating series of gags aimed at kids old enough to think it's funny when a grown-up acts like a small child.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. eaicneu
    Sep 3, 2007
    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. Expand
  2. CarlY.
    Aug 28, 2007
    Great movie! Heartwarming and cleverly funny.
  3. ES
    Sep 25, 2007
    Mr. Bean is the perfect antidote to today's world gone wild. The character touches the basic, curious part that's in us all. "Holiday" is very different than 1997's "Bean", and there are some great moments throughout. The final ten minutes are wonderful as the innocent purity of Bean's presence brings happiness to the people around him. Let's hope that we don't have to wait another ten years before we catch up with our friend again. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Aug 28, 2007
    Yes, it's very silly, but that's sometimes just what one wants and needs. Rowan Atkinson this time is allowed to indulge in more physical comedy than in his not-so good first movie. He's incredible putting on an impromptu show in a marketplace, dancing and mugging and wriggling as only he can do. Lots of fun. Expand
  5. Aug 25, 2014
    It was very unlikely this movie was going to beat the first Mr. Bean film. However, it is sad how far from the previous film or the TV show itself this movie is.

    There is some familiar Bean-mannerism, but it seems very incompetent. The Bean we know isn't quite here.

    The funny parts aren't that funny, and although it is interesting to see several people with different languages communicating with each other - not to mention difficulties in different countries, or rather, France - it just isn't as funny as it could be. It feels like a sad attempt to rekindle the old flame that burned so gloriously. I almost wish they wouldn't have made this film, because it fails to embarrassingly next to the show/first movie.
  6. G-RadAndrew
    Sep 3, 2007
    Didn't you notice, they kind of ran out of ideas for Rowan Atkinson to act out. Sure some of it was a little funny, but overall it was a blasphemy of disaster. Expand
  7. JaredC.
    Aug 20, 2007
    Its a goofy and dumb movie, it is funny but not original and classy like the previous ones. This one is a bore.

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