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United Kingdom, United States · 1997
Rated PG-13 · 1h 29m
Director Mel Smith
Starring Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, Pamela Reed, Tricia Vessey
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Family

Based on the sitcom Mr. Bean, this comedy follows the titular character, a quiet, clumsy, and idiosyncratic man, as he travels from London to Los Angeles in order to deliver a masterpiece painting to an art gallery. Once there, he finds himself dealing with a series of self-created problems.

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The A.V. Club by

When Atkinson tries to stretch familiar Beanisms into 80 minutes, the results are mostly unsatisfying.


San Francisco Examiner by Barbara Shulgasser

To enumerate exactly how Bean messes up would be to expose the silliness of this movie, and since Bean's humor is terribly silly, rather, wonderfully silly, there isn't much point in going into detail.


Salon by Charles Taylor

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.


ReelViews by James Berardinelli

While Bean branches out from the format developed for the television series, it remains faithful to the concepts and constructs that led to its success.


The New York Times by Lawrence Van Gelder

But while rooted in British sensibilities, Bean is not to be confused with a Noel Coward comedy. Not every gag in Bean succeeds, but compared with most comedies, this one is a keeper.


The Globe and Mail (Toronto) by Liam Lacey

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.


Austin Chronicle by Marc Savlov

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.


San Francisco Chronicle by Peter Stack

Some of the middle section of Bean sags, but most of the film zips along with a series of comic setups, played like skits, that emphasize Bean's klutziness, his feeble mentality, his childlike, me-too urges.

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