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Brother Bear Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 22, 2011
...often just as dull as it is engaging...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
A sweet family film about love and tolerance.
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
December 6, 2005
Predictable? Yes. Corny? Sure. But Brother Bear is still good, family fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 20, 2004
'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
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 3, 2004
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
Staci Layne Wilson
April 2, 2004
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 26, 2004
It's another must-have for Disney fans.
Scott Chitwood
February 7, 2004
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 | Original Score: 8/10
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
January 29, 2004
"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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
Brother Bear probably won't crossover to adult moviegoers without kids [but] it's an intelligent and entertaining addition to the Disney catalog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Sunday Times (Australia)
December 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 11, 2003
Os animadores da Disney fazem mais um trabalho excepcional e repleto de preciosismos.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
December 3, 2003
"Brother Bear" eschews computer animation in favor of the traditional, hand-painted, 2-D variety. As such, it's almost a museum piece.
| Original Score: B
Brian Orndorf
December 2, 2003
Brother Bear isn't a marvel in terms of screenwriting urgency, but it proves the theory that if formula is handled with care and enthusiasm, it can still work delightfully.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 23, 2003
A New Age-y tale that doesn't quite rank as a Disney masterpiece, but which is enjoyable nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 22, 2003
By investing in conventions faithfully, it expands the impact of its recycled tropes.
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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 17, 2003
These beasts are beautiful, but "Brother Bear" is no "Beauty and the Beast."
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
November 6, 2003
an admittedly uneven but reasonably enjoyable mix of Inuit legend, broad comedy and anthemic Phil Collins tunes...
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2003
Brother Bear ups the usual Disney ante by affording the viewer the demise of a brother and a mother before this latest offering is a reel old.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susannah Gora
Premiere Magazine
November 5, 2003
While not a masterpiece along the lines of The Lion King, and not a super-smart witticism-fest like Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear is deeply heartfelt, touching, and beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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