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.
November 16, 2009
Modest but guileless.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
October 31, 2003
The film can be recommended to parents of headstrong children who are up for a wild, frequently entertaining, but not always coherent ride. Everyone else might want to download the Disney screensaver.
October 31, 2003
The name may be Disney, but the result falls short of a classic.
October 31, 2003
Disney has turned the call of the wild into the stultifying murmur of group therapy.
October 31, 2003
While the result may seem a departure for Disney, it's a stirring new direction in storytelling well suited for a new and more emotionally complex world.
October 31, 2003
Children and their parents are likely to relate on completely different levels, the adults connecting with the transfer of souls from man to beast, while the kids are excited by the adventure stuff.
October 30, 2003
Messages about appreciating the world around you and a reworking of The Lion King circle-of-life riff are likely to be warmly accepted.
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