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Grizzly Man Reviews

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David Keyes
December 11, 2013
Herzog's stirring, thought-provoking documentary meditates with exceeding insight into the mind that drove the man.
Nick Rogers
September 25, 2010
Werner Herzog forgoes judging Timothy Treadwell's disputed methods or questionable mental state - letting viewers decide based on footage that suggests Treadwell essentially sought some sort of transmutation from flesh to fur.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Fernando F. Croce
September 5, 2009
Remarkable beauty and wonder
Mark R. Leeper
April 3, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: +2 out of -4..+4
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Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
April 29, 2008
Like so much of Herzog's work, both narrative and documentary, this is an engrossing look at obsessive behavior gone terribly awry.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
August 16, 2007
Treadwell, a failed TV actor, is presented as someone desperate to give and receive love. That he went to such extremes is tragic, but also, in Herzog's sympathetic eyes, deeply human.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 6, 2007
As a character critique it is hardly a mauling, for Herzog is too sophisticated a thinker, too respectful towards his subject, and altogether too humane to tear Treadwell apart for a second time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
An amazing, provocative and ultimately creepy film.
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 24, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
June 5, 2006
Uma das maiores obras-primas da carreira de um cineasta que vem conquistando, ao longo dos ˙ltimos 44 anos, um lugar mais do que merecido entre os Ýcones da SÚtima Arte.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
After having gorged on nonfiction films that tell us what to think, Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man is an improbable palate cleanser, allowing us to not know what to think and encouraging us to admit as much.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Part punk wildlife doc, part diary of a twisted soul, part cautionary tale, Grizzly Man is a complex, unique and engrossing journey into the murky recesses of an unhinged mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Shane Burridge
March 1, 2006
Makes us feel like kids at a Punch and Judy show wanting to shout out "Behind you!"
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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
February 19, 2006
A tremendous achievement, despite its niggling flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
February 11, 2006
At turns fascinating and banal… a film that dances around vital questions about the human condition that it is barely able to articulate, let alone address.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ben Walters
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Fascinating as both nature documentary and as a portrait of a narcissistic monomaniac, utterly in keeping with Herzogian type.
Peter Bradshaw
February 4, 2006
He was enough of an amateur to be relaxed and unselfconscious, yet enough of a professional to generate all this outstanding footage, and quite rightly Herzog declines to patronise or make fun of him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
February 3, 2006
Poignant, powerful and unforgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
February 2, 2006
Fascinating documentary about obsession, insanity and, well, bears, this is by turns moving, disturbing and laugh-out-loud funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK
December 31, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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