The Country Bears Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 4, 2015
Goes wrong fast, and it goes wrong hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A dumb story about a bear adopted by humans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 6, 2004
Click to read review
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 30, 2003
...the movie just might be worth a rental if only for the sight of watching Christopher Walken belt out a musical number using only his hand and his armpit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
It's like an all-star salute to Disney's cheesy commercialism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Dan Fienberg
L.A. Weekly
September 26, 2002
Kids will probably enjoy the sight of huge, bumbling teddy bears... Parents will exit wondering why this piece of unnecessary cross-promotion wasn't released straight to video.
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 21, 2002
'...both hokey and super-cool, and definitely not in a hurry, so sit back, relax and have a few laughs while the little ones get a fuzzy treat.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 11, 2002
Bearable. Barely.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Paul Clinton (Boxoffice)
Boxoffice Magazine
August 11, 2002
Functions more as a product than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 4, 2002
By turns numbingly dull-witted and disquietingly creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY
August 3, 2002
It's fitting that a movie as artificial and soulless as The Country Bears owes its genesis to an animatronic display at Disneyland.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 31, 2002
It's mildly amusing, but I certainly can't recommend it.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
The movie left me feeling that I never wanted to see another movie in my life. Yes, it's that bad. It's worse than that bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
July 30, 2002
This ingrown mutant is easily the most bizarre children's film made in this country since 1982's lab-rat apocalypse The Secret of NIMH.
Catherine Cantieri
HoleCity.com
July 29, 2002
How on earth did Disney manage to convince these talented people to get involved in this monumental suck-fest?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
July 29, 2002
Good music, creative twists and a moving performance by freaky Christopher Walken saved this potentially stinky kiddie film
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Joe Leydon
Variety
July 29, 2002
Pic as a whole is a gently and genuinely amusing treat that should bring smiles to target auds.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
July 28, 2002
...a plotline that's as lumpy as two-day old porridge...the filmmakers' paws, sad to say, were all over this "un-bear-able" project!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 27, 2002
Stuart Little, on a neighboring screen, realizes his situation for what it is. Are mice smarter than bears?
Full Review | Original Score: .25/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
July 27, 2002
Despite yet another endearingly eccentric turn by Christopher Walken, this is as bad as anyone could possibly imagine.
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