April 7, 2010
Thoroughly likable, it never resorts to sentimental cliches or moralistic epiphanies.
March 1, 2007
The film is, of course, not all sex, and, indeed, brims with observant intelligence.
April 15, 2005
Suddenly this careful and patient movie turns cheap and hasty, with unexpected disclosures, desperate curveballs, and crocodile tears. It's not ruinous, but it's not good either.
April 9, 2005
There is a family movie within the gay subtext of "Bear Cub" that is a draw for the sophisticated film-goer.
April 5, 2005
A fresh and surprisingly insightful look at human interaction, from the way we create families around us to the cruel realities of the world.
March 4, 2005
[Cachorro provides] 100 minutes of wonderfully realised characters, many laughs, some tears and much valuable insight.
March 3, 2005
Bear Cub knows about a million ways to jerk our tears, but it hasn't mastered any of them.
February 18, 2005
Albaladejo takes a warm approach to his characters, from Pedro's boisterous circle of like-minded gay pals (known as 'bears' for their stocky builds and facial hair) to Bernardo's paternal grandmother.
February 4, 2005
It turns into a subtle character study that both gay and straight audiences will find moving.
January 21, 2005
Director Luis Miguel Albaladejo has an essential, rather sweet earnestness, but we sense that he likes pushing touchy buttons.
January 21, 2005
Had the story had more oomph to it, its stance would have seemed a lot more important as an artistic issue. But as things sit, it's an abstract plus indeed.
January 7, 2005
A pleasurable amble down a well-worn cinematic street.
December 31, 2004
The movie has a good deal of warmth and humor and has a certain liveliness to it... not a perfect movie, but one that will touch the cuddly bear in each of us.
December 10, 2004
The film's ambitions are laudable, and it manages to be touching, funny and true to life.
December 2, 2004
It's enough to give you faith in family dramas again.
November 24, 2004
Though it has all the makings of a trite, dogmatic TV movie about gay adoption, it manages to maintain a sense of humor, subtlety and restraint throughout.