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Brave Reviews

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Will Leitch

To see a Pixar movie this sloppy, conventional, and slipshod is downright flabbergasting.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C

June 23, 2013
Dale Roe
Austin American-Statesman

You kinda wish Pixar would have taken some inspiration from the title of Brave, its newest animated feature, and pushed the envelope a bit.

Full Review Source: Austin American-Statesman | Original Score: C+

November 18, 2013
Jeff Beck

Kids will probably enjoy it for its beautiful design, but the adults in the audience will probably be wondering why Pixar decided to skimp on the story this time around.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 14, 2012
Rhett Bartlett
Dial M For Movies

After a strong start introducing the main characters, in particularly the wonderfully animated Merida, Pixar's Brave stumbles and tumbles through an appalling screenplay.

Full Review Source: Dial M For Movies | Original Score: 1.5/5

June 24, 2012
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know

This was not the story that I was expecting or hoping for. Without giving anything away, bears figure prominently into this, more so than I would have liked. And I'm a fan of bears.

Full Review Source: Schmoes Know | Original Score: 2.8/5

June 16, 2012
Alyx Gorman
The Vine

In the end it feels that destiny has passed by not just our heroine, but her vehicle too.

Full Review Source: The Vine

June 21, 2012
Matt Patches

The film wanted to change the animated female's fate, but it didn't take any risks to do so.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

June 21, 2012
Ann Lewinson
Kansas City Star

"Brave" is less a feminist parable than a child's wish-fulfillment: Why can't Mommy be more like me?

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 21, 2012
David Ehrlich
Boxoffice Magazine

Brave unfortunately wastes the studio's most winsome protagonist on their least interesting narrative.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 15, 2012
Richard Larson
Slant Magazine

Pixar's latest ultimately offers nothing more than a caricature of a well-worn conceit.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

June 15, 2012
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Everything about the first act of Brave suggests a story of independence and following your own path, so it is disappointing when it instead becomes a moralising tale about the importance of obeying your parents.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 18, 2012
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune

It's disappointing that the team of writers, including Andrews and Chapman, failed to redefine what it means to be a heroine in big-budget animation.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

June 22, 2012
James Berardinelli
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The tone is uneven and more often morose than joyful. The pacing is slow and at times almost tedious. The end result is something that feels like it was put together from a jumble of Disney clichés tacked onto the skeleton of Beauty and the Beast.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 22, 2012
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It's enjoyable, consistently beautiful, fairly conventional, occasionally surprising and ultimately disappointing.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 21, 2012
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

After the successive triumphs of the past decade, it's hard to accept anything less than transcendence from the animation studio.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

June 21, 2012
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Great CGI animation doesn't compensate for forgettable characters, an uneven tone, and a banal story that fails to pack enough of a comedic, imaginative and emotional punch.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.872/10

June 23, 2012
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

Merida's curly red hair is an animator's dream, but not much else in this rather laboured fairy tale is memorable.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

June 21, 2012
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

This is one of the least exciting Pixar films and they're usually so imaginatively written; this is pretty banal.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 21, 2012
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

Tepid Story Undercuts Brave's Dynamic Visuals

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 2.0/4.0

July 3, 2012
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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A film that starts off big and promising but diminishes into a rather wee thing as it chugs along, with climactic drama that is both too conveniently wrapped up and hinges on magical elements that are somewhat confusing to boot.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

June 11, 2012
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