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The Bear (1989)

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Acclaimed account of an orphaned grizzly cub and a wounded Kodiak bear that join forces in their struggle for survival in 1885 Canada.

Mar 7, 2000

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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In theme, Annaud's tale may recall the good Disney features, but its superlative (Oscar-nominated editing) production values and mature approach make it suitable fare for children and adults.

March 26, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

Live-action animal saga is incredible, and a bit scary.

March 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Impressively engaging nature drama.

April 2, 2005
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December 31, 2004 Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com
StaciWilson.com

Superb nature yarn.

July 25, 2002

Has all the marks of a classic... it emphasizes the ties that bind the human and animal worlds together.

June 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
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Audience Reviews for The Bear

Nice scenery. An orphaned baby bear hangs out with an older daddy bear. There are humans observing this, with a stern warning from the older bear when they get too close. Not much dialogue. Lots of bear behaviour is captured nicely.
August 20, 2007
YosemiteSamFan

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Great production, which really cares about animals as the movie portrays them in a light that only an animal lover would. I should know because I love animals, the score is perfect and the closing scene is nothing but heart warming and fulfilling. All people who like animals have to see it.
July 16, 2009
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Constanza Boutter

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A meticulously rejuvenating film,not so much for the tutoring progress (a bear in need for instance),the guidance of this project keeps a succumbing passion of emotions,marvelous cuddles,a child's movie outside Hollywood's brainwashing fishy smell...
May 29, 2009
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Dimitris Springer

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