Grizzly Man Reviews

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 11, 2005
[Grizzly Man] fails to establish Treadwell as much more than a serious headcase, let alone a titanic figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
August 10, 2005
Herzog's pretentious manipulation of the material turns what might have been an interesting nature film into a biased character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Did we really need the poorly staged interviews and confrontations...?
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
September 10, 2005
Herzog comes across as the worst kind of cinematic jackass-the filmmaker who doesn't trust his own work to speak for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 10, 2006
Bear ambition
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 12, 2005
I guess the movie is fascinating in a train-wreck kind of way, but I wasn't sure if the documentary is a tribute to Treadwell or just exploiting a tragic accident.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
July 18, 2005
Devious manipulation attempting to change the reputation of a madman from an apparent coward who lured his girl friend to her death into a hero urging her to escape.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2005
Wild Kingdom was never like this... In Herzog's bizarre rerun, Treadwell gets to be the star of his own movie. The only thing he had to do was die.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
August 16, 2005
Wait for video ... Thirty minutes of this would have been mesmerizing. Over three times that amount is just repetitious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
February 28, 2006
Not really a nature film (unless maybe human nature?). I just couldn't help but feel it was more opportunistic than inspired. I left feeling somewhat manipulated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
August 14, 2005
Treadwell produced home movies with some of the most spectacular images of the wild that one is likely to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 7, 2005
An alternately gripping and funny-charming nature film and psychological study.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 11, 2005
Grizzly Man is by turns hilarious, scary, touching, beautiful, bizarre, fascinating and always thought and argument provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.8/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 11, 2005
Grizzly Man is unlike any nature documentary I've seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 9, 2005
Compelling material from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 12, 2005
Grizzly Man approaches greatness for all the things it touches on and the one thing it resists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 5, 2009
Remarkable beauty and wonder
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
February 2, 2005
A heartbreaking cautionary tale for those who "love" nature more than they "understand" it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 5, 2005
A mesmerizing portrait of a man who staged a 13-year dance with death.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 15, 2005
This is shaping up to be another great year for documentaries and this is one of the best.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
February 19, 2011

Boston Phoenix
August 13, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 20, 2005
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