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Disneynature Bears Reviews

April 22, 2014
Sincere and unexpectedly good, the film happily reintroduces another element of classic kids' movies: a tidy 77-minute run time.
April 18, 2014
"Bears" could have used a lot more science; more substantive information in the place of wacky one-liners. Still, the images trump everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 18, 2014
Bonus points for all but eliminating the easy scatological humor. Does a bear (poop) in the woods? You won't find out watching "Bears."
April 18, 2014
There are grittier nature documentaries out there, but "Bears" is simple and effective, and delivered with that friendly Disney touch. Its intent is to make you say, "awww," and it does its job well.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 18, 2014
All this is heartwarming, in a bloody, ursine-centric way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2014
Despite the bracing beauty of the wilderness, and the respite provided by cubs at play, the movie is primarily a sobering treatise on survival.
April 17, 2014
The "nature" aspects of Bears are undercut by the need to turn this into a live-action Disney cartoon, complete with cuddly heroes and nasty villains.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2014
If the sight of bear cubs prancing through wildflowers doesn't make you smile, then you probably won't like the new Disneynature documentary Bears. You also probably aren't human.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 17, 2014
The movie reduces magnificent, savage animals to the dimensions of a squabbling but loyal human family.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 17, 2014
As with all of Disneynature's features, there's astonishing documentary work on display in "Bears" - but a leaner, less conspicuously structured view of the wild might have had even greater impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2014
An enjoyable and visually stunning romp through the scenic Alaskan wilderness with a small family of bears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 17, 2014
As with Fothergill's previous nature documentaries, "Bears" is a story of triumph and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 17, 2014
The astounding footage of a mother bear and two cubs fishing, fighting and hanging tough through a challenging year of foraging transcends the folksy narration.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 17, 2014
Amid its heaping serving of cuddliness ... the film doesn't sugarcoat the harsh reality and unforgiving elements with which the bears have to contend.
April 17, 2014
The Disneynature movies shouldn't be mistaken for traditional documentary, but if they act as a gateway drug for young children to learn more about the animal kingdom, then the films are serving a real purpose.
April 17, 2014
A formulaically entertaining combination of gorgeous cinematography and unapologetic anthropomorphization.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 17, 2014
Don't look for Disneynature's "Salmon" anytime soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2014
Although Bears doesn't have a stated green message, it's hard to see the majestic natural beauty presented onscreen and not feel stewardship urges.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 17, 2014
There's only so much editing can do to make a bear story seem like a human one, and the filmmakers (Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey directed) also go to unfortunate lengths to give human characteristics like laziness to the bears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2014
It may be rated G, but for the most part this is serious stuff, as potentially traumatic for younger viewers as the death of Bambi's mother.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2014
Another typically engaging, vividly shot entry in the successful Disney wildlife series.
April 9, 2014
Surely some of the film's various incidents have been creatively stitched together from stray bits and pieces of footage, but its central conflict is an entirely organic one, and rarely is any offscreen string pulling distractingly evident.