Grizzly Man
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Filmmaker Werner Herzog adds another real-life character to his growing pantheon of people who walk a fine line between visionary genius and madness in this documentary. Timothy Treadwell was a self-styled authority on bears who, starting in 1990, would spend as much time as possible each year in Alaska, camping out near a grizzly bear habitat. While Treadwell claimed to love the bears and felt as one with them, he had no formal training in their behavior, and while familiarizing himself with the creatures he would walk within a few feet of them with a video camera in hand. To many, Treadwell… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

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"Like so much of Herzog's work, both narrative and documentary, this is an engrossing look at obsessive behavior gone terribly awry."
‑ Joshua Katzman, Chicago Reader
"An alternately gripping and funny-charming nature film and psychological study."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Herzog's stirring, thought-provoking documentary meditates with exceeding insight into the mind that drove the man."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"As a character critique it is hardly a mauling, for Herzog is too sophisticated a thinker, too respectful towards his subject, and altogether too humane to tear Treadwell apart for a second time."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Uma das maiores obras-primas da carreira de um cineasta que vem conquistando, ao longo dos últimos 44 anos, um lugar mais do que merecido entre os ícones da Sétima Arte."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Treadwell, a failed TV actor, is presented as someone desperate to give and receive love. That he went to such extremes is tragic, but also, in Herzog's sympathetic eyes, deeply human."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"[Treadwell] left behind 100 hours of some of the most astonishing nature footage ever captured by camera."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Werner Herzog forgoes judging Timothy Treadwell's disputed methods or questionable mental state - letting viewers decide based on footage that suggests Treadwell essentially sought some sort of transmutation from flesh to fur."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"An amazing, provocative and ultimately creepy film."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"After having gorged on nonfiction films that tell us what to think, Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man is an improbable palate cleanser, allowing us to not know what to think and encouraging us to admit as much."
‑ Jonathan Kiefer, Sacramento News & Review
"Fascinating as both nature documentary and as a portrait of a narcissistic monomaniac, utterly in keeping with Herzogian type."
‑ Ben Walters, Time Out
"Compelling, disturbing documentary."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Remarkable beauty and wonder"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"chilling"
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"Part punk wildlife doc, part diary of a twisted soul, part cautionary tale, Grizzly Man is a complex, unique and engrossing journey into the murky recesses of an unhinged mind."
‑ Dan Jolin, Empire Magazine
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