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The Country Bears Reviews


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

February 7, 2004
Dan Fienberg
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 26, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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August 9, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's mildly amusing, but I certainly can't recommend it.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

July 31, 2002
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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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.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 30, 2002
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Pic as a whole is a gently and genuinely amusing treat that should bring smiles to target auds.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 29, 2002

Houston Chronicle
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July 27, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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If you're looking to take your children to something harmless, that doesn't embarrass anyone, this light comedy ... is your next outing.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 26, 2002
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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So awkward, so leaden, so virtually laugh-free that it's guaranteed to bring down the Happy Meals it's being marketed with.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 26, 2002
Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
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It's just that it's so generally mediocre, bland and predictable that I found myself moaning every time I looked at my watch, which was often.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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The tots at a recent preview screening made little response to the bears, but audibly appreciated a human character who made noises come out of his armpit.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
C.W. Nevius
San Francisco Chronicle
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The Country Bears has no scenes that will upset or frighten young viewers. Unfortunately, there is almost nothing in this flat effort that will amuse or entertain them, either.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

July 26, 2002
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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After a while, the only way for a reasonably intelligent person to get through The Country Bears is to ponder how a whole segment of pop-music history has been allowed to get wet, fuzzy and sticky.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 26, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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It's a diverting enough hour-and-a-half for the family audience.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Entertains not so much because of its music or comic antics, but through the perverse pleasure of watching Disney scrape the bottom of its own cracker barrel.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

July 26, 2002
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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Trying to figure out the rules of the Country Bear universe -- when are bears bears and when are they like humans, only hairier -- would tax Einstein's brain.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1/4

July 26, 2002
Reilly Capps
Boston Globe
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There isn't enough irony or sly humor to keep adults interested, and there isn't enough adventure in the plot to keep children over the age of 4 from squirming in their seats.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 26, 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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July 26, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The Mark Perez script lacks the clever humor and odd twists that can help a family film transcend age.

July 26, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 26, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A mixture of old-time kitsch and bewildering MTV-influenced digressions.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The formidable technical skills in The Country Bears must not be allowed to distract from the film's terminal inanity.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

July 26, 2002
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Harmless fun.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2002

Arizona Republic
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July 26, 2002
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The plot combines The Blues Brothers and Almost Famous (but with bears, and a G rating), with an excruciating dollop of Disney sentimentality mixed in for good measure.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2002
Howard Cohen
Miami Herald
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Warm, funny and works as a musical, too.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2002
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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To call this movie ill-conceived and poorly structured is to vastly understate its shortcomings.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Is it really an advantage to invest such subtlety and warmth in an animatronic bear when the humans are acting like puppets?

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 25, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The whole talking-animal thing is grisly.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

July 24, 2002
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