The Bear
The Bear (1989)

Acclaimed account of an orphaned grizzly cub and a wounded Kodiak bear that join forces in their struggle for survival in 1885 Canada.

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 25, 1989
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

In theme, Annaud's tale may recall the good Disney features, but its superlative (Oscar-nominated editing) production values and mature approach make it suitable fare for children and adults.

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Staci Layne Wilson

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Live-action animal saga is incredible, and a bit scary.

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Bob Ross
Tampa Tribune

Superb nature yarn.

Scott Weinberg

Impressively engaging nature drama.

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Has all the marks of a classic... it emphasizes the ties that bind the human and animal worlds together.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
"The Bear" is the only movie I've ever seen of its kind. It's the story of a little orphaned bear and a wounded Kodiak bear who become… More
Dimitris Springer
A meticulously rejuvenating film,not so much for the tutoring progress (a bear in need for instance),the guidance of this project keeps a succumbing passion of… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Nice scenery. An orphaned baby bear hangs out with an older daddy bear. There are humans observing this, with a stern warning from the older bear when they get… More
hawk ledge
Jean-Jacques Annaud's convincing, naturalistic motifs in which all animals, human and otherwise, seek their place within their environment. First-rate… More
Constanza Boutter
Great production, which really cares about animals as the movie portrays them in a light that only an animal lover would. I should know because I love animals,… More
Sunil Jawahir
I remember seeing it in theatres and I remember being bored.