Brother Bear Reviews

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February 22, 2019
The story is so predictable.
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 22, 2010
Lackluster story only for kindergarteners.
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.
November 16, 2009
Modest but guileless.
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.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Another watchable, old-fashioned, uninspired Disney animation.
July 21, 2005
A lame duck of a movie.
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.
February 4, 2004
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
November 22, 2003
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November 21, 2003
It feels like a project that got quietly pushed through the pipeline while the studio gears up for bigger and better things.
November 17, 2003
Disney animation's attempts to recover from the collapse of its renaissance have come to an end not with a bang, or even a growl, but with a whimper.
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