Brother Bear

2003

Brother Bear

Critics Consensus

Brother Bear is gentle and pleasant if unremarkable Disney fare, with so-so animation and generic plotting.

37%

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Total Count: 131

64%

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User Ratings: 188,627
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Driven by the emotional and joyous rhythms of five great new songs from Academy-Award (R) winner Phil Collins, "Brother Bear" is Disney's exciting new animated holiday adventure. Set against the majestic natural splendor of the Great American Northwest, the film tells the story of a boy named Kenai, whose life takes an unexpected turn when the Great Spirits transform him into a bear - the creature he hates most. Befriended by a bear cub named Koda, Kenai sets out to regain his human form while his brother (who doesn't realize Kenai is now a bear) pursues him on a mission of revenge and family honor. With breathtaking animation, powerful emotion and humor, this film introduces a memorable cast of characters and paints an unforgettable tale of courage, honor and self-discovery.

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Audience Reviews for Brother Bear

  • Dec 28, 2014
    The only thing worth watching this film for was the soundtrack by Phil Collins. Brother Bear is a dull film with cliches and bad jokes.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2012
    When you need a passable family animation for an afternoon in, turn to "Brother Bear". It has nice moments and a good animation style, but the storyline was generic and predictable, with overplayed stereotypes of natives and of Canadians (mooses that constantly say eh?). It is enjoyable, but it is definitely not one of Disney's best, even in terms of original songs.
    Chihoe H Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Fun, but gets really in to spirits and crap. Great music, horrible story, good voice acting. I liked it, but didnt love it.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 22, 2011
    A bizarre Navajo version of Lion King that strangely works in some ways. Sure, the plot had many holes in it, and there didn't really seem like there was any real conflict. However, this is probably the most spiritual of Disney fanfare, getting into discussions revolving around personality, the importance of family, and eternal destiny through animal todums.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer

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