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Brother Bear Reviews

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February 2, 2018
Rough rule of thumb: the more an animated movie drones on about the Great Spirit, the less likely it is to have any great spirit.
October 23, 2003
Today's street-smart moviegoing kids don't need to be so shamelessly pandered to.
November 1, 2003
An uninspired and lackluster story told with some visual flourish and a few cute moments but without much energy.
Read More | Original Score: C
December 22, 2010
Lackluster story only for kindergarteners.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2003
Seems destined to swirl down the drain along with other Mouse House flameouts
| Original Score: 2/4
November 13, 2003
Disney's latest full-length animated feature is a pretty "un-bearable" romp.
Full Review | Original Score: D
November 14, 2003
Disney's animated fable takes the "circle of life" for another wearying spin down a road the studio has traveled before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 31, 2003
What's maddening about Bear is that it dangles good stuff in front of us -- an intriguing American Indian myth, beautifully stylized backgrounds -- and yanks it away to dive into conventional territory.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 4, 2003
Just rehashed man-and-nature, circle-of-life, colors-of-the-wind, 'Pocahontas'-style conservationist claptrap
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 6, 2008
Brother Bear is a very mild animated entry from Disney with a distinctly recycled feel.
November 7, 2003
Brother Bear should please most kids, but its formulaic story and predictable animation prove Disney needs to try a little harder next time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2003
The painted backgrounds are pretty, but the animation is sketchy and flat-looking; the characters cast no shadows and don't seem to weigh anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 10, 2009
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 | Original Score: 5/10
October 31, 2003
A collection of terrible songs by Phil Collins continuously halts the movie in its tracks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 6, 2003
Pixar is forcing Disney to keep up with more than ongoing distribution negotiations; Brother Bear is proof its muscles are starting to cramp.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
April 2, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2003
OK for the kiddies who won't be alarmed by the brutal bear attacks and hunts, but adults will merely be hibernating
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 24, 2003
definitely a second tier animation effort by Disney Studios
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 31, 2003
[T]here's more ransacking than respect in how the Disney team handles this appealing mythology...
October 31, 2003
Perhaps a better title would have been Oh Brother! Bear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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