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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another great nature movie

By rholloway58
made for kids...not too long, a lot of teachable moments....

Good movie

By plois1
Bears was a good movie although not as good as chimpanzee. The story line seemed under developed but all in all a good movie....

By lydiaewing
A heart warming story that is finally captured for all to see. The views were breathtaking, and the animals were amazing. This really shows how far technology has come, to be able to capture this(:...

Love the bears!

By renbar1
Cute movie with the little one. My little one laughed the whole movie....

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....

Go. Just go.

By davebauerarchitect
A completely lovable, watchable, compelling movie with mind blowing cinematography. This perhaps has some of the best character development I've recently seen. My wife make fun of me saying "you...

Bears amazing

By 100002608734990
Awesome...

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, 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...

attention getting

By teafgsc
my three year old and one year old sat through most of it. one year old made it through 3/4; not bad....

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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