Brother Bear

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 79 Ratings

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  • Summary: The powerful and playful bond between brothers, and man's bond with nature, are explored with great drama and comedy in this exciting new animated tale of brotherhood, bears and breathtaking outdoor adventure. (Walt Disney Pictures)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  1. A sweet celebration of brotherhood in its many forms. It gently encourages human communion with animals, nature and our fellow man.
  2. Although the story has more than a little Lion King deja vu-doo going for it, Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix) is likable as both a man, and then a bear.
  3. A playful movie that celebrates nature and the spirit world with striking imagery and a smooth blend of drama and comedy.
  4. 50
    Blaise and Walker cleverly widen the aspect ratio as the hero's consciousness changes and make some lovely pictures of the northern lights, but the atrocious Phil Collins score (with a vocal by Tina Turner) filled me with evil spirits.
  5. This opulent movie, with gorgeous rainbow animation, is heavy on message but light on humor.
  6. After the box-office failures of "The Emperor's New Groove" and "Treasure Planet," I wonder whether Brother Bear might not be the last traditional bit of Disney animation for a while.
  7. The characters are mechanisms who move along the plot arc from Point A to Point B. They’re not particularly memorable individuals.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. Sep 24, 2011
    10
    This is the great movie whe i was child, but sometimes is simmilar to the other movies.
    But is funny, beautiful the forest, and drama. Well
    This is the great movie whe i was child, but sometimes is simmilar to the other movies.
    But is funny, beautiful the forest, and drama. Well is short than the others disney movies, but great.
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  2. PaulaW.
    Nov 12, 2003
    8
    The poor reviews are hard to understand. Brother Bear is a kid's movie, and as a kid's movie it is great. It's got endearing The poor reviews are hard to understand. Brother Bear is a kid's movie, and as a kid's movie it is great. It's got endearing characters, lots of cute animals, and gorgeously animated scenery. The moose provide comic relief, and the moral of the story is a nice lesson about maturity. Just one caveat: the hunting scenes were a little too intense for the 27-month old who saw it with me, even though there is no actual gore. Oh, and the Phil Collins songs are skippable. I actually enjoyed this more than The Lion King, which to me seemed to be trying too hard to bring the adults in with a story that nevertheless remains kiddie-level. I also liked it better than Shrek, which just annoyed me with its precocious attempt at hipness. It was more heartwarming and aesthetically pleasing than Ice Age. It didn't have the clever charm of Lilo and Stitch, but I don't think kids really need that. There's plenty of time for cleverness and snark later in life. Let kids be kids - take them to see Brother Bear. Expand
  3. Feb 29, 2016
    7
    im giving it a 7 cuz of his **** brother who turned his brother into a bear over self defence wtf thats stupid but this movie is funny atim giving it a 7 cuz of his **** brother who turned his brother into a bear over self defence wtf thats stupid but this movie is funny at times but it lacks allot of music Expand
  4. Feb 24, 2011
    5
    Not as good as for example, Toy Story but still for kids (aged 6-10), they'll probably enjoy it.
  5. Mar 7, 2014
    5
    Brother Bear is sweet and heartwarming, but it's not that fun or entertaining. it's almost like a dramatic film for adults aimed for kids, notBrother Bear is sweet and heartwarming, but it's not that fun or entertaining. it's almost like a dramatic film for adults aimed for kids, not knowing its place. Collapse
  6. Feb 19, 2016
    5
    Was good movie.

    I have the DVD. I draw bears. I like Koda. I like the songs. People didn't understand this movie. They didn't
    Was good movie.

    I have the DVD.

    I draw bears.

    I like Koda.

    I like the songs.

    People didn't understand this movie. They didn't about the story.
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  7. JaredC
    Jul 30, 2007
    0
    This animated movie is special, its unexpected, mysterious, and interesting. A very appealing movie with hysterical humor. But disappointing This animated movie is special, its unexpected, mysterious, and interesting. A very appealing movie with hysterical humor. But disappointing as it is, a too short of a film, and a little bit of a weirdo (because it doesn't ever try in anything to make a good movie), it just happens, the movie is the movie. But for my eye, it isn't good enough, I found it a huge letdown for I, myself, and its reputation. Expand

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