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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Critic Ratings

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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....

Bears

By jdmcguirk
You just want to give them all a hug.......

Bear

By tags5
Awesome film!!! Thank you Disneynature!...

Cute, inspiring, moving

By fuego63
Amazing cinematography and time lapse photography. The journey of Sky and her two baby cubs Scout and Amber was moving. The determination of Sky and her role in ensuring her cubs are safe from harm...

Very disappointing!

By mcbride8708
Between the completely unnecessary fake story line and the annoying narrator this is almost unwatchable. The footage is good, but Disney decided to add CG and stock footage for some reason. The kids...

ROCK SOLID

By bearssetfires
ROCK ******* SOLID...

Beautiful Documentary

By kenpodaveberry
The footage was amazing, the cubs go through some scary moments but they all stay safe, wonderful film for both adults and kids....

Bears

By davidlkrier
Great family movie. Loved it....

Kids loved it

By PPPmomof3
I took my 9yr old and 7yr old to see this movie. It's hard to believe they were able to capture the footage that they did! The narrator wasn't the best I've ever heard. The kids loved the movie...

cute movie

By jargenzi
not quite as interesting as I had wished but it met the expectations of a G-rated nature movie...

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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