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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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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New York Daily News

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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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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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It has lighthearted moments, but is also suspenseful at the right times.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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By EllenSiegel
Sweet, fun family movie. Beautiful photography. Both my grandson (age 9) and I loved Bears. Thanks Disney for a wholesome movie....


By Gnn movie rating
The bears are in beautiful Alaska and it's the story of a mother bear and cubs. It was well done and loved seeing the cute little cubs. The person telling the story was very good and you could...

Good times...

By pn343
We had a wonderful time with this film. It was the perfect length, was enjoyable to watch, and John C. Reilly added plenty of comedic relief throughout the film. The cinematography was...

Family entertainment

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

Good but hokey

By kevinprice1969
Good family movie but a little hokey and PC. Worth a matinee ticket....

Good Bears

By lindsey8592
The cinematography was beautiful, the cubs were adorable, and the story was interesting. My husband, friend and I all enjoyed this movie, even though it is geared toward children (which we didn't...

John C. Reilly

By godstevies
John C. Reilly as the narrator is all time....

teddy bears

By iainme320
Wonderful movie for all ages. Effortless learning experience. I sat wondering afterwards how many hours were spent editing....wishing I could see some of what was cut. Highly recommend...

All I can say is wow.... incredible.

By kylekaplanis

Best movie I've seen in a long time!

By jooge327
Amazing, breathtaking nature shots, beautiful close ups of the animals, and the narration was very informative. This movie is a worthwhile watch for both kids and adults. Skye, the mamma bear, is my...

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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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