Brave Reviews

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November 18, 2013
The main problem is that Merida craves adventure but Brave limits her to mother-daughter psychodrama.
November 18, 2013
By the climax, at which all right-thinking viewers will have dissolved in a puddle of warm appreciation, the new Pixar film has earned two cheers and a big bear hug.
November 18, 2013
The story for this revisionist fairy tale, which promotes contemporary attitudes about parenting and gender equality, is less inspired than usual for Pixar, but the movie upholds the studio's high standard of computer animation.
August 9, 2012
Unsatisfying for all ages.
August 7, 2012
No, not another Pixar classic, but for full-on family fun it's a brave effort.
July 2, 2012
The story, with its patchwork of plots (involving feuding clans and disastrous spells), holds together enough to thrill intermittently.
June 25, 2012
Eschews the genre's trademark reliance on facile, saccharine moralism in favour of the robust, no-nonsense and heartfelt nonconformity that runs through all the studio's best efforts.
June 22, 2012
Though it falls short of the studio's best in many respects, Brave is ravishing to look at. Merida's carrot corona is alone worth the price of admission.
June 22, 2012
The tone is uneven and more often morose than joyful. The pacing is slow and at times almost tedious. The end result is something that feels like it was put together from a jumble of Disney clichs tacked onto the skeleton of Beauty and the Beast.
June 22, 2012
Saying that Brave is entertaining but not astonishing is pretty much admitting your straight-A student got a B.
June 22, 2012
It's a safe experience; but safe, in this case, is better than sorry.
June 22, 2012
The Pixar name used to mean something. And it never quite meant pleasantly safe, safely forgettable movies like this.
June 22, 2012
"Brave" is easy to like but hard to love, a feel-good fable with the latest bells and whistles.
June 22, 2012
What we get would be fine from another studio, but too safe and familiar for Pixar.
June 22, 2012
"Brave" isn't a bull's-eye, but it's close enough.
June 22, 2012
This Celtic-themed story hews so closely to classic fairy-tale tropes, it's the studio's most Disney-fied production yet.
June 22, 2012
Youngsters with a taste for adventure will no doubt overlook the movie's workmanlike outlines and applaud its spirited, self-reliant heroine, who proves to be as appealingly unruly as her tumble of Titian curls.
June 21, 2012
It's a lively, psychologically astute tale filled with humanity, wit and charming performances.
June 21, 2012
It's a subpar story that seems to exist mainly to sell a new Disney Princess in the form of wild-haired Merida.
June 21, 2012
A charming but weightless adventure tale.
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