Brother Bear Reviews

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January 23, 2019
Disney hides the morality tale behind a rip-roaring soundtrack, goofy moose sidekicks and enough bear slapstick to delight any child.
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.
November 16, 2009
Modest but guileless.
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.
July 21, 2005
A lame duck of a movie.
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 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.
November 16, 2003
Give one chef eggs, cream, and sugar, and he'll produce creme brulee. In another kitchen, you'll get plain old vanilla pudding. What we have in Brother Bear, for all the potentially tasty ingredients, is pudding.
November 8, 2003
But Brother Bear kept aspiring to be so much more. In the end I wanted the more, and Disney just couldn't give it to me.
November 2, 2003
The characters are mechanisms who move along the plot arc from point A to point B.
November 1, 2003
It's hard to avoid concluding that Brother Bear was pitched as Pocahontas meets The Lion King since it recycles the themes of both, not to mention a character or two.
November 1, 2003
The hand-drawn animation is alternately static and inconsistent, and the story may be too downbeat for younger kids, who are most assuredly the target audience.
November 1, 2003
An uninspired and lackluster story told with some visual flourish and a few cute moments but without much energy.
October 31, 2003
It's not that the movie is bad. It's just innocuous.
October 31, 2003
The good news is that this is mostly good old-fashioned hand-drawn Disney animation. The bad news is that it relies too much on old-fashioned formula, hackneyed plot and cookie-cutter characters.
October 31, 2003
Brother Bear is bearable, but just barely.
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