Brother Bear Reviews
April 29, 2020
A succession of sequences already seen many times before that turn the film into a predictable trance. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 3, 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.
January 11, 2018
While the animation itself (from the same team as Mulan) is charming and at times beautiful, the script is banal and uninspired.
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?
November 16, 2009
Compared to the Disney classics, this is a lazy and forgettable misfire.
October 18, 2008
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."
June 6, 2008
Brother Bear is a very mild animated entry from Disney with a distinctly recycled feel.
June 24, 2006
Another watchable, old-fashioned, uninspired Disney animation.
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.
March 16, 2004
...for all its earnestness, its wholesomeness, and its uplifting moral values, Brother Bear is formula Disney.
January 15, 2004
Skirts self-parody in its rigid adherence to the cartoon-epic template.
December 2, 2003
Run-of-the-mill fare like this only gives more power to the pixel-pushers.
November 28, 2003
Disney's apparent notion that five screenwriters are better than one comes apart here