Project Grizzly (1997)

Project Grizzly

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Troy Hurtubise is obsessed with grizzly bears and nothing makes him happier than to be facing one down. But though Hurtubise may be a tad eccentric, he is not suicidal (whether or not he is a fool is left to the viewer's discretion) and so he has devised an amazing suit of flexible armor capable of withstanding unbelievable abuse. This Canadian documentary, follows Hurtubise's odd obsession and the many travails he endured while perfecting his amazing protective suit. Though laced with humor … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Comedy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 11, 2005
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Project Grizzly

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | April 24, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

March 25, 2002
AV Club
Top Critic

Without an actual encounter with a bear, Project Grizzly is terribly titled

Full Review… | October 15, 2005
Filmcritic.com

December 1, 2003
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Project Grizzly

Project Grizzly had it's moments, but it sorely needing footage of the suit in action against a bear.

kenstachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

As many have noted, this film is not about a man fighting a grizzly bear, despite what the pitch would seem to promise. It's about a man eccentric enough to build a suit for a rematch against a bear that once pushed him over. In other words, it's about a fucking egotistical moron with too much time and money on his hands and a documentary crew giving us the most boring version. It's Moby Dick for rednecks and this time there is no climax. Troy talks about his knives, his father and rambles almost incoherently about an encounter with a bear. He makes a number of suits and there are some funny Jackass like test runs. Had the documentary explored more of the mans psychosis (like the incredible Grizzly Man) it would be of some interest, instead it pats Troy on the head to elicit cheap laughs. You're better off going elsewhere for more intelligent and well constructed documentaries.

kiriyamakazou
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Nothing happens in this doc. We get to meet a man who is a bit out there as he shows us the suit he built to withstand a bear attack. But the suit is super clunky and he can't really move in it. This makes it a problem as he can't even walk around on the rough terrain needed to get near a bear.
We sit through all this boring footage and him talking about bears and his dumb suit for nothing because in the end he isn't able to go up against a bear. They find a bear but the suit is ten miles away and there isn't any way to go and get it.
A waste of time.

superclerk25
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

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