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Overall Rating
2.21

Awesome: 5.26%
Worth A Look: 15.79%
Just Average: 13.16%
Pretty Crappy: 26.32%
Sucks39.47%

2 reviews, 26 user ratings


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Bean
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by Ryan Arthur

"Skip this. Watch the show instead."
2 stars

Hmm.

Wildly popular in the UK but only a modest cult success in the U.S., the Mr. Bean television show was supposedly ripe for a spin off into the world of film.

So why doesn't it work?

Perhaps seeing Rowan Atkinson doing his thing for 90 miutes is too much. Perhaps it's the flimsy plot. Perhaps it's the shaky (Burt Reynolds?) supporting cast.

Honestly, I don't know. Something was missing from the film, something that give the show it's humor and heart but was nowhere to be found in the feature.

Disappointing, to say the least.

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originally posted: 09/02/98 12:10:59
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User Comments

5/05/09 Dane Youssef They finally brought Bean to the big screen! But the domestic family stuff is handled badly 3 stars
1/14/07 Sepi53 bullshit!! Is this funny? 1 stars
9/11/05 Total Crap The Carnival ride scene cracked me up. And the Painting AHAHAHAHA!!! 4 stars
6/19/05 Angel Wu the episodes and movie suck!!! 1 stars
12/04/04 Okay..ok..give me another look at the painting..OH G-D, OH GEEZ... HL 4 stars
12/29/03 Littlepurch Pretty good. That scene where he burned the painting was CRINGING... but it a good way. 4 stars
11/22/03 ross hendrick Stick to shorts Rowan aAkinson 3 stars
8/06/03 Marc Ian Very funny ! (5 stars) :) 5 stars
2/10/03 Ubu the Ripper The Black Adder this ain't. Maybe he'll come back from the dead and kill Bean. Yeah! 1 stars
11/20/02 Ionicera unimaginably bad 1 stars
6/30/02 R.W. Welch Somewhat uneven but has a number of funny bits. 3 stars
5/17/02 Dark BarÝn The same gimmicks over and over. Been there, done that. 2 stars
3/04/02 Marcia Lartz Has moments but even farce can be TOO silly. TMC ii, what's wrong with algebra for hours? 4 stars
2/13/02 Edmund Blackadder It's alright, but is badly flawed by the regular dialogue unfaithful to Bean tradition. 3 stars
11/23/01 Andrew Carden Bean Is So Underrated, It's So Funny. 5 stars
10/24/01 Henry Ginsberg very funny 4 stars
9/08/01 Gary Mr. Bean was never good enough to warrant a film. 1 stars
9/07/00 Richard Wright Atkinson is unable to transfer funny TV series to film: its O.K in parts I guess. 2 stars
9/30/99 the Grinch A. Bad idea to make it a movie B. Dumbed down 4 American audiences/badwriting.watchtheshow. 1 stars
9/01/99 Jason Kinsey I thought it was pretty funny, even if they did make him talk. 4 stars
4/19/99 Tim Gilles This movie is horrible. It was so bad I stopped watching it in the middle 1 stars
1/25/99 discerning_viewer horribly annoying, like "Dr." Bean but strangely appealing 2 stars
1/22/99 C Dub Unfunny, unclever, unbearable. 1 stars
1/16/99 Jon If you know what's coming every moment - well, then, its not funny. 1 stars
10/04/98 Negative Creep This Proves American films suck. 2 stars
8/22/98 Mister Whoopee Doesn't translate well from TV to big screen. Moderately funny. 3 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  07-Nov-1997 (PG-13)

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Directed by
  Mel Smith

Written by
  Richard Curtis
  Robin Driscoll

Cast
  Rowan Atkinson
  Peter Egan
  John Mills
  Peter Capaldi
  June Brown
  Peter James



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