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Brave Reviews

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Elias Savada
Film Threat
July 11, 2015
With all its spunk and determination, it's easy to see how close Brave gets to the bull's eye of Pixar perfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
November 18, 2013
Pixar's 13th full-length film is the studio's first to feature a female as its central character, and a memorable creation she is, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
November 18, 2013
By the climax, at which all right-thinking viewers will have dissolved in a puddle of warm appreciation, the new Pixar film has earned two cheers and a big bear hug.
Chris Knight
National Post
November 18, 2013
Brave continues the Pixar tradition of blazing new mythical trails. And Merida is perfect as a princess with no pre-feminist baggage to apologize for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
November 18, 2013
Brave starts as a light and airy fable, but its mood rapidly turns Brothers Grimm dark and delivers a resounding moral of personal responsibility and consequences for actions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
November 18, 2013
The story for this revisionist fairy tale, which promotes contemporary attitudes about parenting and gender equality, is less inspired than usual for Pixar, but the movie upholds the studio's high standard of computer animation.
Jason Buchanan
TV Guide's Movie Guide
November 18, 2013
It practically goes without saying that the animation in Brave is frequently breathtaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
The plot - involving a wicked witch, an endangered parent and a race to reverse a spell - is decidedly oxidized. Even the young girl's unruly mane is the color of rust. But the animation is pure state of the art.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
May 17, 2013
The movie's thoughtful depiction of the mother-daughter bond is female-forward enough to mark "Brave" as special.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
Courage, independence and family are all beautifully brought to life by Pixar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jordan Hiller
December 31, 2012
Although the previews would have you believe that the film was an epic journey for the flame-haired firebrand, we are really treated (or deprived, depending on expectation) to a humble, small scale morality play.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 13, 2012
The freedom quest of a feisty Celtic princess with a jungle of wild red hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 11, 2012
"Brave" is the first foray in fairytale storytelling for "Pixar," and their first contribution to the growing pantheon of Disney princesses. It works so well that we can safely assume that it won't be the last fairytale coming out of Emeryville.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 22, 2012
The hopping lamp gang has done it again, giving birth to a sharp, fresh fairy tale that in the pantheon of Pixar releases may not go down as a centerpiece, but comes close enough to the bullseye to sate moviegoing subjects kingdom-wide.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Steve Wright
October 8, 2012
Steps outside the boundaries of what seems like a rather conventional tale at the outset, and subsequently elevates itself into something else entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
September 30, 2012
A marvellous magical adventure, that'll perhaps stand the test of time even better than some of Pixar's movies we right now call classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ben Kendrick
September 27, 2012
While it doesn't break a lot of new ground, Brave is a beautiful and competent entry in Disney's robust fairytale film pedigree.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
While Brave is a mile ahead of other animated features hitting our screens, it does feel like a lesser Pixar work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ali Gray
September 24, 2012
Brave strives above all else to make an emotional connection, and boy does it connect: a hugely atmospheric fairytale of old, it's Pixar's most mature movie to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
A film that truly lives up to its name, Brave gives animated princesses a much-needed reboot.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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