Brave Reviews

July 31, 2019
...call me picky, but it seems a shame that a movie devoted to demolishing an outdated stereotype of female subservience enlists legion hall of hoary stereotypes to do so.
June 20, 2019
There's plenty of rowdy humor to keep audiences entertained. But for a supposedly progressive film, Brave is marked by a notable amount of timidity.
June 8, 2019
Merida is an appealing heroine, and the colorful cast of characters is great fun, voiced by a lineup of outstanding talent such as Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters and Craig Ferguson.
April 19, 2019
I enjoy watching it but it could have been a real masterpiece.
April 11, 2019
The mother-daughter relationship is the film's strength, with some heartfelt exchanges that feel as authentic as most live action films.
February 2, 2019
This latest outing just goes to show that even an off-day at Pixar HQ can result in a well-told tale more than worthy of your time and attention.
February 1, 2019
Brave is a physically gorgeous work that succeeds in transporting us to another world and immersing us there, where we find touching and even memorable characters.
January 14, 2019
[A] whole film of one awesome princess and her big mother bear telling the world what's what becomes a quick educational outing before it's back to the palace, stat!
January 3, 2019
Really, the lack of creativity from the most imaginative of animation studios is astonishing here.
November 9, 2018
This film suffers slightly from that: while it may not be the most compelling story-frankly, it's a tad esoteric-it is absolutely visually breathtaking.
November 1, 2018
Not the best tale Pixar has told, but is still a much better and more thought-out one than most would put into a kid's film.
September 8, 2018
Brave may not match the calibre of story that's come to be expected from the studio, but it does introduce a wonderful new female character that will inspire long after the credits roll.
July 3, 2018
Technically and talent-wise, Brave is a fine film and at any other studio would be an instant Oscar contender. At Pixar, it comes off as a first-pass on a much better, deeper film that has yet to manifest.
November 21, 2017
This is a fun fairy tale rather than a classic one.
October 21, 2017
It's really the most sympathetic salute to mothers Disney has released since Freaky Friday.
September 18, 2017
... "Brave" isn't so much about a show of strength as it is about a show of heart...
October 12, 2016
Brave proves a worthy addition to the Pixar canon that families and film fans should find enchanting.
June 14, 2016
It still looks great, the scenery coming alive with richly landscaped hills, jagged peaks and crystalline waterfalls, but rarely has it ever been said of a Pixar film that the visuals are the most compelling part.
June 14, 2016
As a Pixar production, Brave is perhaps lacking in the usual abundance of wit and wisecracks, but in its place is a reservoir of insight into the mother-daughter dynamic.
April 9, 2016
Everything here is tied together beautifully, at an inimitably comfortable pace.