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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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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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....

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

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....

another great nature movie

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

Very cute!Great nature film for families

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Bears

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

Bears

By kathyaries28
If you LOVE ANIMALS YOU WILL LOVE THIS MOVIE. SKY AND HER BABIES SCOUT & AMBER ARE THE CUTEST ANIMALS. WHAT A MOTHER WILL DO FOR HER KIDS...

Great movie!

By jwarren3783
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BEARS

By momuv3iam2u
This movie is unlike so many others. It is a journey of 1 year following this Momma Bear and her two babies as they face the adventures of survival. Throughout the movie I wondered, "HOW IN THE WORLD...

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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