Brigsby Bear
Brigsby Bear (2017)

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James (Kyle Mooney). When the show abruptly ends, James' life changes forever, he sets out to finish the story himself and must learn to cope with the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 28, 2017
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Audiences attuned to Brigsby Bear's strange frequency will be moved by its earnest -- and endearingly original -- approach to pop culture's impact and the creative urge.

Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Brigsby Bear" is the kind of movie Kyle Mooney would make fun of on "Saturday Night Live."

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

The approach can be a reach, but on the whole it works better than you might guess.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An oddball endeavor that doesn't entirely work...

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

A movie about storytelling that succeeds by keeping its focus on the storyteller.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Brigsby Bear" is charming, sweet, creative, different and disturbing.

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John Urbancich
Your Movies (

The movie-making segments quickly become reminiscent of "Be Kind Rewind" while managing to entertain more than Michael Gondry's ambitious 2008 dud actually did.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Despite its lofty aim and a cast including Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes and Mark Hamill, sugary-sweet "Brigsby Bear" feels as if it was made by and for well-meaning lightweights.

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James Berardinelli

Brigsby Bear can be accused of a lot of things, but lack of ambition isn't among them.

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Michael Heaton
Cleveland Plain Dealer

The film is by turns absurd, sarcastic, cute, sentimental and finally just a little stupid. It's easy to see what the filmmakers had in mind here. It's too bad they missed that mark by a mile.

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