The Country Bears
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Like other celebrated rock-and-roll groups, the members of the legendary group 'The Country Bears'--Ted and Fred Bedderhead, Tennessee O'Neal and Zeb Zober--were torn apart by the perils of their own success: ego, jealousy and a little too much honey. Can eager young fan Beary Barrington convince the bitter ex-members of the rock band to put aside their differences and perform a benefit concert to save Country Baer Hall, the legendary venue where the band got its start?

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Kids will probably enjoy the sight of huge, bumbling teddy bears... Parents will exit wondering why this piece of unnecessary cross-promotion wasn't released straight to video."
‑ Dan Fienberg, L.A. Weekly
"Pic as a whole is a gently and genuinely amusing treat that should bring smiles to target auds."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"A dumb story about a bear adopted by humans."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It's like an all-star salute to Disney's cheesy commercialism."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Functions more as a product than a movie."
‑ Paul Clinton (Boxoffice), Boxoffice Magazine
"It's mildly amusing, but I certainly can't recommend it."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"If you're looking to take your children to something harmless, that doesn't embarrass anyone, this light comedy ... is your next outing."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina,
"'...both hokey and super-cool, and definitely not in a hurry, so sit back, relax and have a few laughs while the little ones get a fuzzy treat.'"
‑ Anita Schmaltz, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"By turns numbingly dull-witted and disquietingly creepy."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"This ingrown mutant is easily the most bizarre children's film made in this country since 1982's lab-rat apocalypse The Secret of NIMH."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"So awkward, so leaden, so virtually laugh-free that it's guaranteed to bring down the Happy Meals it's being marketed with."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"...the movie just might be worth a rental if only for the sight of watching Christopher Walken belt out a musical number using only his hand and his armpit."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Bearable. Barely."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"It's fitting that a movie as artificial and soulless as The Country Bears owes its genesis to an animatronic display at Disneyland."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
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