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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
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  1. May 13, 2014
    7
    This movie is mostly for bear lovers. The photography is outstanding. The bears and landscape are lovely. A refreshing change from story-driven films, it just follows them around and seems to let whatever would happen, happen. It keeps teasing you that bad things are happening or about to happen, and it makes you wonder if the crew intervened to prevent animal killings from happening. TheThis movie is mostly for bear lovers. The photography is outstanding. The bears and landscape are lovely. A refreshing change from story-driven films, it just follows them around and seems to let whatever would happen, happen. It keeps teasing you that bad things are happening or about to happen, and it makes you wonder if the crew intervened to prevent animal killings from happening. The narration is mostly ok, but gets silly. Expand
  2. May 5, 2014
    9
    Good movie. Very funny and cute movie. This movie will teach you some things about bears, my favorite animal. Bears like to eat much good food and lay around all day. A bear's life is the life for me.
  3. Apr 18, 2014
    8
    Bears in reality are vicious and tough, but in Disneynature's brand new documentary film, Bears, they still can have a sense of warmth, love, and parenthood. Furthermore, also attracts audiences by their sweetness, cuteness, and charm.
  4. Jun 23, 2015
    8
    A mom and her three cubs' life journey.

    One of the latest Disneynature's documentary ventures. There's nothing wrong to call it a grizzly version of 'To the Arctic'. Because both films are about the mother bears and their new born cubs' first year of survival in the wilderness, but the differences are the fur and habitat. Shot in Alaskan coast side, the film crew followed the bear
    A mom and her three cubs' life journey.

    One of the latest Disneynature's documentary ventures. There's nothing wrong to call it a grizzly version of 'To the Arctic'. Because both films are about the mother bears and their new born cubs' first year of survival in the wilderness, but the differences are the fur and habitat. Shot in Alaskan coast side, the film crew followed the bear family for one circle of a year's season to capture the beginning of the life journey of newborn cubs with their mother.

    Like the Disney films famous for fairy tales and children friendly, Disneynature films as well not too far behind. Their films are not like we watch on Animal planet and Nationa Geography, the uncut and harsh version of animals' survival in the jungle. But a cute and enjoyable little epic tale. This film was narrated by our own jolly fellow John C. Reilly. Some of his lines were too good for kids and family, I mean comical. Like other Disneynature films is a must see for children. Hope along with kids, the adult would have a nice time.

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  5. Apr 19, 2014
    8
    Bears are just so... grrr! But this movie has the most delicious narrator ever. And this make Bears look more grrr! So this was just mmmmmmmmm I love it
  6. Nov 27, 2014
    8
    To my surprise, a very entertaining and heart warming story about a family of bears. The three bears show more character and emotion than Bella does in the entire Twilight Saga!
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Alonso Duralde
    May 5, 2014
    70
    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 — and to open themselves up to more informative non-fiction cinema — then the films are serving a real purpose.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Apr 22, 2014
    80
    Sincere and unexpectedly good.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Apr 18, 2014
    50
    The new Disneynature film lacks the fortuitous plot turns found in previous Disney documentaries, resulting in some awkward (and possibly deceptive) editing. But the movie has a strong protagonist and impressive footage, and the educational core is unsullied.