April 7, 2010
Thoroughly likable, it never resorts to sentimental cliches or moralistic epiphanies.
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.
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
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.
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 18, 2004
The strength of Bear Cub is that it eschews exposition in favor of gradual revelation.