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Brother Bear Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 22, 2011
...often just as dull as it is engaging...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Lackluster story only for kindergarteners.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 10, 2009
If "the CEO wants to sell teddy bears" isn't going to inspire writers to do their best work, what on Earth possibly could?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

Film4
November 16, 2009
Compared to the Disney classics, this is a lazy and forgettable misfire.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
November 16, 2009
Modest but guileless.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
A sweet family film about love and tolerance.
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
October 18, 2008
It also seems to want to have a message, but it's a little tougher to spot than the usual "Be true to yourself" or "Face up to your destiny."
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 6, 2008
Brother Bear is a very mild animated entry from Disney with a distinctly recycled feel.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Another watchable, old-fashioned, uninspired Disney animation.
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
December 6, 2005
Predictable? Yes. Corny? Sure. But Brother Bear is still good, family fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
A lame duck of a movie.
July 20, 2004
'Es una de esas joyitas que no pueden faltar en ninguna colección personal y cuyo valor seguramente será reconocido en los años por venir.'
| Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 3, 2004
The movie isn’t as witty as Monsters, Inc. and the storytelling isn’t as sharp as in Tarzan, but the theme of environmental kindness is priceless.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com
April 2, 2004
Enchanting.
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 2, 2004
I still don't understand how Brother Bear got an Oscar nomination for Best Animated film, but there are plenty of worse movies out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 26, 2004
It's another must-have for Disney fans.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 16, 2004
...for all its earnestness, its wholesomeness, and its uplifting moral values, Brother Bear is formula Disney.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Scott Chitwood
ComingSoon.net
February 7, 2004
Great music from Phil Collins and a couple of familiar moose make Brother Bear an animated film worth checking out with the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
January 29, 2004
"A rich, deeply felt story about self-actualization and love, as well as about learning to respect nature on its own terms. It's the new Bambi.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY
January 15, 2004
Skirts self-parody in its rigid adherence to the cartoon-epic template.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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