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The Country Bears (2002)

The Country Bears (2002)



Critic Consensus: Despite all the celebrities on hand, this spin-off from a theme park attraction still feels tired and hokey.

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Like other celebrated rock-and-roll groups, the members of the legendary group 'The Country Bears'--Ted and Fred Bedderhead, Tennessee O'Neal and Zeb Zober--were torn apart by the perils of their own success: ego, jealousy and a little too much honey. Can eager young fan Beary Barrington convince the bitter ex-members of the rock band to put aside their differences and perform a benefit concert to save Country Baer Hall, the legendary venue where the band got its start?
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Haley Joel Osment
as Beary Barrington
Candy Ford
as Trixie
James Gammon
as Big Al
Toby Huss
as Tennessee
Christopher Walken
as Reed Thimple
Queen Latifah
as Cha-Cha
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Norbert Barrington
Krystal Harris
as Herself
Don Henley
as Himself
Wyclef Jean
as Himself
M.C. Gainey
as Roadie
Alex Rocco
as Rip Holland
Elton John
as Himself
Megan Fay
as Mrs. Barrington
Bonnie Raitt
as Herself
Eli Marienthal
as Dex Barrington
Diedrich Bader
as Ted Bedderhead, Officer Cheets
as Xzibit
Kevin Michael Richardson
as Henry Dixon Taylor
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Critic Reviews for The Country Bears

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (24)

Kids will probably enjoy the sight of huge, bumbling teddy bears... Parents will exit wondering why this piece of unnecessary cross-promotion wasn't released straight to video.

September 26, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

It's mildly amusing, but I certainly can't recommend it.

July 31, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

This ingrown mutant is easily the most bizarre children's film made in this country since 1982's lab-rat apocalypse The Secret of NIMH.

July 30, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

Pic as a whole is a gently and genuinely amusing treat that should bring smiles to target auds.

Full Review… | July 29, 2002
Top Critic

If you're looking to take your children to something harmless, that doesn't embarrass anyone, this light comedy ... is your next outing.

Full Review… | July 26, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

So awkward, so leaden, so virtually laugh-free that it's guaranteed to bring down the Happy Meals it's being marketed with.

Full Review… | July 26, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Country Bears

Not the Country Bears movie that Disney fanatics deserve, but it was OK. The biggest problem I have is trying to connect this with our dear Country Bear Jamboree. If you take it on its own this is a fun movie if still a little stupid. (First viewing - Teen years)

Adam R
Adam R

For a kid's movie, this was actually decent. The bears are cute and the story is okay. One of the few kids films I have seen that hasn't made me want to pull my hair out just for something else to do!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


It was fun to see another Disney ride brought to life, but this was in no way a good movie. It was extremely corny and had an overused plot. It would've been better as an animated movie, because the Disneyland attraction is about singing bears.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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