Bears
Bears (2014)

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature's new True Life Adventure "Bears" showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Set against a… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: August 12, 2014
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sweet, beautifully filmed, and admirably short on sugarcoating, Bears continues Disneynature's winning streak.

Chris Packham
Village Voice

Sincere and unexpectedly good, the film happily reintroduces another element of classic kids' movies: a tidy 77-minute run time.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

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.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

I'm not suggesting that every nature film narrator should sound like David Attenborough, but John C. Reilly really seems an odd choice.

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Christy Lemire
RogerEbert.com

"Bears" could have used a lot more science; more substantive information in the place of wacky one-liners. Still, the images trump everything.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

All this is heartwarming, in a bloody, ursine-centric way.

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Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com

Not without its contrivances as it caters to younger audiences, "Bears" is a nonetheless earnest, adorable real-life adventure.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Bonus points for all but eliminating the easy scatological humor. Does a bear (poop) in the woods? You won't find out watching "Bears."

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Despite the bracing beauty of the wilderness, and the respite provided by cubs at play, the movie is primarily a sobering treatise on survival.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

With its touching story, beautiful scenery, and stunning camerawork, "Bears" becomes another worthwhile documentary in the Disneynature library.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Disney's latest nature doc follows two bear cubs through their first year of life. Great footage of these magnificent beasts prowling the Alaska… More
Aaron Neuwirth
I never really know how much to say about these Disneynature films. They are not insufficient enough to call them mild distractions, as the footage is… More
Bradley J
Charming and awe-inspiring, Disneynature continues it's streak of beautifully filmed nature documentaries with this adorable and pleasant look at the lives… More