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Comic actor Rowan Atkinson brought his bumbling character Mr. Bean from television to the big screen with this British comedy. Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) is a well-meaning but not especially bright fellow with a gift for making the worst of any situation. Bean is about to be fired from his job as a guard at the Royal Nation Art Gallery for sleeping on the job, but the Chairman (John Mills) intervenes at the last moment. To insure that his incompetence will manifest itself so completely that there will be no choice but to get rid of him, Bean's superiors come up with a plan -- they'll… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Rowan Atkinson's recalcitrant TV character is the hub of this 1997 feature that will disappoint fans and nonfans alike."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Atkinson is able to hit the comic jackpot through grunts, gestures, body movements, and, most of all, facial expressions."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"I'm pretty sure that I can say it's not a great movie; I'm not so certain I can say it wasn't a funny one."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Slapstick, but gross-out humor."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Atkinson's genius at portraying a pesky, childish adult is reminiscent of the great comic stars of silent movies, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Okay, Rowan Atkinson is a funny guy. So what the hell happened with this?"
‑ Widgett Walls,
"Atkinson's reactive brand of bug-eyed and near-silent comedy has always been more akin to Jacques Tati--plus a lecherous pinch of Jerry Lewis, the better to invade the viewer's personal space."
‑ Rob Nelson, Boston Phoenix
"The film is little more than a showcase for Atkinson's broad slapstick comedy, overdone facial contortions, and bathroom humor."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Not only do we not care about Bean, we want him to just go away and not bother us anymore."
‑ David Bartholomew, Film Journal International
More reviews for Bean on Rotten Tomatoes

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