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Brother Bear Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...often just as dull as it is engaging...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 22, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Lackluster story only for kindergarteners.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 22, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

If "the CEO wants to sell teddy bears" isn't going to inspire writers to do their best work, what on Earth possibly could?

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

December 10, 2009

Film4

Compared to the Disney classics, this is a lazy and forgettable misfire.

Full Review Source: Film4

November 16, 2009
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Modest but guileless.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 16, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A sweet family film about love and tolerance.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

It also seems to want to have a message, but it's a little tougher to spot than the usual "Be true to yourself" or "Face up to your destiny."

Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine

October 18, 2008
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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Brother Bear is a very mild animated entry from Disney with a distinctly recycled feel.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 6, 2008

Time Out
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Another watchable, old-fashioned, uninspired Disney animation.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Kevin Carr
Film Threat

Predictable? Yes. Corny? Sure. But Brother Bear is still good, family fun.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 6, 2005
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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A lame duck of a movie.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

July 21, 2005

'Es una de esas joyitas que no pueden faltar en ninguna colección personal y cuyo valor seguramente será reconocido en los años por venir.'

| Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2004
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The movie isn’t as witty as Monsters, Inc. and the storytelling isn’t as sharp as in Tarzan, but the theme of environmental kindness is priceless.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

June 3, 2004
Staci Layne Wilson
StaciWilson.com

Enchanting.

Full Review Source: StaciWilson.com

April 2, 2004
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com

I still don't understand how Brother Bear got an Oscar nomination for Best Animated film, but there are plenty of worse movies out there.

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: 2/4

April 2, 2004
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It's another must-have for Disney fans.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

March 26, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...for all its earnestness, its wholesomeness, and its uplifting moral values, Brother Bear is formula Disney.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

March 16, 2004
Scott Chitwood
ComingSoon.net

Great music from Phil Collins and a couple of familiar moose make Brother Bear an animated film worth checking out with the whole family.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 8/10

February 7, 2004
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

"A rich, deeply felt story about self-actualization and love, as well as about learning to respect nature on its own terms. It's the new Bambi.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 4.5/5

January 29, 2004
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY

Skirts self-parody in its rigid adherence to the cartoon-epic template.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 15, 2004
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