Brother Bear
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In the Disney-animated adventure Brother Bear, Joaquin Phoenix provides the voice of Kenai, a young Native American boy whose brother, Sitka (voice of D.B. Sweeney), is killed by a mother bear protecting her cubs. With revenge in mind, Kenai sets out into the woods only to find himself magically transformed into a bear himself. Seeing the world through the eyes of his prey, Kenai is forced to learn a lesson about nature and life. On a comic footnote: Brother Bear also features the voices of Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as Rutt and Tuke, moose characters reminiscent of their beer-guzzling… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"Modest but guileless."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A lame duck of a movie."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"...often just as dull as it is engaging..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Compared to the Disney classics, this is a lazy and forgettable misfire."
‑ , Film4
"Predictable? Yes. Corny? Sure. But Brother Bear is still good, family fun."
‑ Kevin Carr, Film Threat
"Brother Bear is a very mild animated entry from Disney with a distinctly recycled feel."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"It feels like a project that got quietly pushed through the pipeline while the studio gears up for bigger and better things."
‑ Charles Passy, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Lackluster story only for kindergarteners."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A sweet family film about love and tolerance."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"'Es una de esas joyitas que no pueden faltar en ninguna colección personal y cuyo valor seguramente será reconocido en los años por venir.'"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
"Another watchable, old-fashioned, uninspired Disney animation."
‑ , Time Out
"Give one chef eggs, cream, and sugar, and he'll produce creme brulee. In another kitchen, you'll get plain old vanilla pudding. What we have in Brother Bear, for all the potentially tasty ingredients, is pudding."
‑ Louise Kennedy, Boston Globe
"If "the CEO wants to sell teddy bears" isn't going to inspire writers to do their best work, what on Earth possibly could?"
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"It also seems to want to have a message, but it's a little tougher to spot than the usual "Be true to yourself" or "Face up to your destiny.""
‑ Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine
"The movie isn’t as witty as Monsters, Inc. and the storytelling isn’t as sharp as in Tarzan, but the theme of environmental kindness is priceless."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
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