Teddy Bear Reviews

July 29, 2019
A familiar formula with some finely wrought characters we can't help but wish the best for.
June 17, 2013
The sex and filial troubles of 308-pound persons are not exactly common. But Matthiesen has evoked both the pathos and courage in these troubles, and, with the help of this reticent giant, explores them enticingly.
January 18, 2013
Its hulking gentle giant non-professional acting star, the real-life bodybuilder Kim Kold, brings the muscles, heart and sensitivity to his role.
January 13, 2013
It's Paddy Chayesky's Marty drenched in silent emotion.
October 11, 2012
A straight-forward telling of an affecting, devastatingly funny tale, topped by a magnificent lead performance from Kim Kold as Ken, the gentle giant.
August 24, 2012
Not exactly a movie about lurid sex tourism, though coming awfully close, the film does risk credibility at times with a protagonist so out of touch, that he seems to hardly have a clue about the difference between hookers and potential housewives.
August 24, 2012
This wispy story is distinguished by its sweetness of spirit, and it comes straight from Kold.
August 23, 2012
A heart-wrenching central performance anchors Mads Matthiesen's intimate, empathetic drama about a Danish bodybuilder who aims to grow up as he nears middle age.
August 22, 2012
Matthiesen and his cast have created a believable space, and that ultimately helps give Teddy Bear the tension of a fine suspense film once Kold sits down across the kitchen table from Steentoft to speak his mind at last.
August 21, 2012
A largely likable tale about a 38-year-old man-child trying finally to grow up.
Top Critic
August 21, 2012
A sweetly muted domestic drama struggling to contain a fierce and ancient folk tale.
August 21, 2012
It's only a slight exaggeration to say Kold gives what may be the performance of the year -- one that not only offsets the movie's momentary dips into self-conscious quirkiness but adds a genuine sweetness to the proceedings.
August 21, 2012
A good tale, simply told.
August 21, 2012
Kim Kold's Dennis is such an unconventional character it's not hard to be drawn into his world.
March 25, 2012
From its title to its closing caress, Teddy Bear skates perilously close to the cliff's edge of mawkish sentiment.