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The Country Bears Reviews

February 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 26, 2002
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.
July 31, 2002
It's mildly amusing, but I certainly can't recommend it.
July 30, 2002
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 29, 2002
Pic as a whole is a gently and genuinely amusing treat that should bring smiles to target auds.
July 26, 2002
If you're looking to take your children to something harmless, that doesn't embarrass anyone, this light comedy ... is your next outing.
July 26, 2002
So awkward, so leaden, so virtually laugh-free that it's guaranteed to bring down the Happy Meals it's being marketed with.
July 26, 2002
It's just that it's so generally mediocre, bland and predictable that I found myself moaning every time I looked at my watch, which was often.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 26, 2002
The tots at a recent preview screening made little response to the bears, but audibly appreciated a human character who made noises come out of his armpit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2002
The Country Bears has no scenes that will upset or frighten young viewers. Unfortunately, there is almost nothing in this flat effort that will amuse or entertain them, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 26, 2002
After a while, the only way for a reasonably intelligent person to get through The Country Bears is to ponder how a whole segment of pop-music history has been allowed to get wet, fuzzy and sticky.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 26, 2002
It's a diverting enough hour-and-a-half for the family audience.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2002
Entertains not so much because of its music or comic antics, but through the perverse pleasure of watching Disney scrape the bottom of its own cracker barrel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 26, 2002
Trying to figure out the rules of the Country Bear universe -- when are bears bears and when are they like humans, only hairier -- would tax Einstein's brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 26, 2002
There isn't enough irony or sly humor to keep adults interested, and there isn't enough adventure in the plot to keep children over the age of 4 from squirming in their seats.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 26, 2002
The Mark Perez script lacks the clever humor and odd twists that can help a family film transcend age.
July 26, 2002
A mixture of old-time kitsch and bewildering MTV-influenced digressions.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2002
The formidable technical skills in The Country Bears must not be allowed to distract from the film's terminal inanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2002
Harmless fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 25, 2002
The plot combines The Blues Brothers and Almost Famous (but with bears, and a G rating), with an excruciating dollop of Disney sentimentality mixed in for good measure.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2002
Warm, funny and works as a musical, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 25, 2002
To call this movie ill-conceived and poorly structured is to vastly understate its shortcomings.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2002
Is it really an advantage to invest such subtlety and warmth in an animatronic bear when the humans are acting like puppets?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 24, 2002
The whole talking-animal thing is grisly.
Full Review | Original Score: C