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Bear Cub (Cachorro) Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
Chicago Reader
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Thoroughly likable, it never resorts to sentimental cliches or moralistic epiphanies.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 7, 2010
David Noh
Film Journal International

The film is, of course, not all sex, and, indeed, brims with observant intelligence.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

There is a family movie within the gay subtext of "Bear Cub" that is a draw for the sophisticated film-goer.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 9, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A fresh and surprisingly insightful look at human interaction, from the way we create families around us to the cruel realities of the world.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 5, 2005
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Purrs with uncommon emotion.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

March 7, 2005
Boyd van Hoeij

[Cachorro provides] 100 minutes of wonderfully realised characters, many laughs, some tears and much valuable insight.

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March 4, 2005
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Albaladejo takes a warm approach to his characters, from Pedro's boisterous circle of like-minded gay pals (known as 'bears' for their stocky builds and facial hair) to Bernardo's paternal grandmother.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2005
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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It turns into a subtle character study that both gay and straight audiences will find moving.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

February 4, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Had the story had more oomph to it, its stance would have seemed a lot more important as an artistic issue. But as things sit, it's an abstract plus indeed.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 21, 2005
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

A pleasurable amble down a well-worn cinematic street.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B

January 7, 2005

The movie has a good deal of warmth and humor and has a certain liveliness to it... not a perfect movie, but one that will touch the cuddly bear in each of us.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 31, 2004
Mario Tarradell
Dallas Morning News
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A touching, frank movie about parenting.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

December 30, 2004
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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The film's ambitions are laudable, and it manages to be touching, funny and true to life.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 10, 2004
Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
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It's enough to give you faith in family dramas again.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 2, 2004

E! Online

Though it has all the makings of a trite, dogmatic TV movie about gay adoption, it manages to maintain a sense of humor, subtlety and restraint throughout.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B-

November 24, 2004
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[A] tenderly realized tale...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

November 18, 2004

Los Angeles Times
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The strength of Bear Cub is that it eschews exposition in favor of gradual revelation.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 18, 2004
Eric Campos
Film Threat

Lovable film.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 9, 2004
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Bearded, burly and even balding, these 'bears' are a refreshing change from the depilated, youth-obsessed men of Queer as Folk.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/5

November 5, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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A wise, sweet-natured Spanish film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 4, 2004
Jonathan Holland
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July 22, 2008
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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January 11, 2007

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Houston Chronicle
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July 21, 2005

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April 30, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2005
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
November 15, 2004
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