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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
    75
    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
    58
    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 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. 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 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! Expand
  2. Apr 20, 2014
    7
    The antics never let up in the Bean films, and this one is no different. Atkinson still plays the character hilariously, even if he may go on with a joke a little too long sometimes. Expand
  3. May 29, 2011
    5
    I always liked Rowan Atkinson with his mimic mood (despite statements in the films) simply priceless, another movie that I am well pleased with Rowanâ Expand
  4. 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.
  5. Mar 4, 2012
    4
    The character of Mr. Bean, perfectly designed for 10 minute sketches, fails to fill out an 85 minute run time effectively. There's a couple of great jokes, several bad ones and a whole lot of so-so ho-hum in between. I'm a huge fan of the TV show but neither of films manage to impress, regrettably. Expand
  6. Aug 31, 2010
    2
    A smart movie. It's pretty much for the family. The soundtrack was great! It was incredible to watch an Englishman who dosen't speak French In France. Not the best Rowan Atkinson movie but it was quite funny. Expand

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