Bears Synopsis
An epic story of breathtaking scale set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, the film follows a mama bear as she imparts life lessons to her two cubs.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
There's an elemental appeal to watching these animals hunt and play in the Alaskan wildnerness, and the Disneynature team has mastered the...
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80

New York Daily News

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A three-act story narrated by the affable John C. Reilly is grafted onto one “How’d they get that?” shot after another.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s gorgeous, intimate and beautifully photographed. And it’s cute and kid-friendly, with just enough jokes to balance the drama that...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It has lighthearted moments, but is also suspenseful at the right times.
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70

Arizona Republic

By Kerry Lengel
The cuteness, of course, is just the lure. The real payoff is the unforgettable images of nature in its astonishing abundance and awesome...
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70

The Wrap

By Alonso Duralde
The Disneynature movies shouldn't be mistaken for traditional documentary, but if they act as a gateway drug for young children to learn...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Disneynature’s Bears combines sweeping vistas and remarkably intimate wildlife photography to typically stirring effect.
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63

RogerEbert.com

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Bears also features nearly wall-to-wall voiceover, but this time it comes courtesy of John C. Reilly. His inherently likable, goofy...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Some of the most striking moments in Bears are during the film’s closing credits, when we see how alarmingly close the camera crew was to...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The "nature" aspects of Bears are undercut by the need to turn this into a live-action Disney cartoon, complete with cuddly heroes and...
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Disneynature Bears

By heathersender
Was super cute. The scenery is beautiful. Can't wait to see next years nature movie....

bear movie

By jamesjohnson1977
must see. really good movie. bears rock...

Pretty and Unsubstantial

By blakemoreaimee
I thought this would have been a more educational film, but I guess I should have known better considering the rating and the people who made the film. It was visually stunning, though, and there...

By quinnvk
Amazing videography and cinematography!...

Simply Bearable...

By poonie76
...and adorable and cute. Lovely walk through parts of Alaska that would be hard for any average person to reach. Beautiful story telling of Bear family and the other animals they run into. Must...

Amazing film

By ooppy22
the film was amazing. you see sky and her cubs take on their first year and she will do anything to protect her cubs!!! Also listen to carry on by Olivia Holt that was made by for this movie. the...

By qtpie831
my 5 year old loved it but I wanted to go to sleep...

Spectacular Cimenaphotography

By lj2u
Disney continues to update their nature films with finesse. I remember watching "World of Disney" hosted by Walt himself on Sunday nights. This brought back memories of how they captured wildlife,...

Family entertainment

By london78
Great movie to enjoy with family....

Beautiful Film

By marcigonzalez
Such a beautiful film about one of the most gorgeous creations. Our 2 year old loved it as well its a definite must see if you are looking for a good, clean movie that the whole family can enjoy...

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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Some tense moments in Disney's nature documentary.
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EDUCATIONAL VALUE
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
SEXY STUFF